International Extradition Attorneys
International extradition is a complicated process that will vary greatly depending on the countries involved, any criminal charges that might be active or pending on the individual, and a host of other factors. While this usually comes down to the status of treaties that exist between the two countries involved, there’s a lot more that goes into international extradition, which is why it’s vitally important that those possibly facing extradition be aware of their rights, their situation, and have the right legal counsel for the job.
The Norman Spencer Law Group has extensive experience working all sorts of cases, including those that deal with international extradition. On top of that, we’ve represented over 500 cases that have to do with immigration law, so we deeply understand the inner workings of the American immigration system, the nuances of the laws and regulations as well as how to get you the results that you need and deserve.
What are Some of the Exceptions to International Extradition?
While it might seem to those going through the process of international extradition that the situation is hopeless, this is far from the truth. There are a number of avenues that a competent defense attorney has at their disposal when it comes to fighting international extradition.
One of the ways that a lawyer might fight this process is through the current location of the fugitive. Another is through the criminal charges involved, especially if they’re considered to be political crimes, that the defendant is being targeted because of their position in relation to the petitioning government. Some other avenues that a defense attorney could explore would be things like if the defendant has dual citizenship if dual jeopardy is involved if dual criminality applies, and what the possible punishment might be in the petitioning government.
How Else Can International Extradition Be Pursued?
Even if there’s some sort of hang up in the international extradition process, the petitioning government or country can also request that the defendant be deported or otherwise expelled from the country, which that government could then use as an opportunity to capture the individual and try them in their court system, whatever that may be.
If this sounds like a terrifying, fraught experience, that’s because it is. Many people who are facing international extradition can feel as though the entire might of a government is working against them to secure their prosecution and imprisonment, and all too often this is in cases where the person being accused of a crime has done nothing, or the crimes they’re being charged with are political in nature. This is especially true in more repressive, regressive regimes.
The Good News
The good news in all of this is that these situations provide opportunities for the right attorney to exploit to your advantage. The proper legal counsel can truly be the difference between your extradition and eventual imprisonment and your being able to stay in the United States, happy and healthy and free.
Since this is such an important decision to make for anyone unfortunate enough to be faced with a situation like international extradition, it’s imperative that the legal counsel you choose is competent and experienced, not only in general but in the specifics of immigration and international extradition law. And as the laws and regulations are always changing, you need to know that the legal firm you’ve chosen has what it takes to properly represent you.
On top of that, you want to know that the firm you’ve chosen is aware of the various avenues at your disposal, the potential strategies for arguing your case and keeping you from being extradited. As this can easily become a long, arduous process, you’ll need a team that’s in it for the long haul.
How to Choose an International Extradition Lawyer
There is an abundance of defense attorneys and legal firms out there, but not all of them will be properly equipped to handle your case. Along with the complexities and difficulties involved with immigration and international extradition laws and regulations, not every firm has the experience required at the federal level to adequately represent you. State-level proceedings are fundamentally different from federal ones, and the heightened penalties and stakes involved in a federal case only make things more critical.
Along with this, even a seasoned defense lawyer or experienced legal firm will have serious problems representing you if they don’t have experience working with immigration agencies who will ultimately decide your fate. This is why you need the right firm for the job, one that has all of these qualifications and more. You need the Norman Spencer Law Group.
Why Choose the Norman Spencer Law Group?
When you go with the Norman Spencer Law Group, you’re choosing a legal firm that has, combined, over 70 years of experience representing cases of every size and type, at every level of complexity, at both the state and federal levels. On top of this, when you consider that we’ve represented over 500 cases relating to immigration law, it’s clear that we have the requisite experience necessary to successfully represent you. On top of this, we have experience dealing with the federal agencies responsible for international extradition, so we will leverage that experience when representing you, whether that’s in court or not.
Our focus at the Norman Spencer Law Group is on providing 1:1 service for every client and potential client. That starts with our accessibility options. We offer legal consultations held remotely, hosted through popular platforms such as Zoom, Skype, or Google Duo. Then, if you need someone to come to you, we can get a representative to do just that, no matter where you might be in the country. So if you’re facing international extradition or related legal problems when it comes to immigration law, get in touch with us today. A member of our team will get back to you as soon as possible and get to work on getting you the help that you need.