Tampa International Extradition Attorneys
International extradition (18 U.S.C. Section 3181) involves the delivery of an individual from the country where he or she is currently located to the country requesting the extradition, in order to face prosecution or serve a prison sentence.
International extradition is governed by treaties between countries. Typically, an extradition from another country is granted only when there is a treaty allowing the extradition between the two countries. There are exceptions to the extradition treaties, however.
Many countries will not extradite people for acts that are not considered a crime in their country. Many countries will not extradite people if political crimes are the reason for the request. Some countries will not extradite persons who may be subject to torture or the death penalty in the requesting country.
A Complex International Procedure
At Mark J. O’Brien, our international extradition attorneys represent individuals who are in the U.S. and are the subject of extradition to another country. We can also represent people in other countries for whom the U.S. is seeking extradition.
Extradition to or from another country is an extremely complicated legal matter. Your attorney must have experience with these cases. If you are being sought for extradition to a foreign country, your attorney needs to understand the existing extradition treaty between the U.S. and the requesting country. Knowledge of the treaty is also critical for persons fighting extradition from the U.S. to another country, as is comprehensive knowledge of the U.S. federal court system.
Because our firm’s practice is largely dedicated to federal criminal defense, we understand federal law. Speak with one of our lawyers as soon as possible if you need representation in an international extradition matter.