So they want you on an out-of state warrant
Extradition is a process by which one jurisdiction obtains possession of a Defendant from another jurisdiction. If a Defendant has a warrant out of New York, for example, and was arrested in Miami, Florida, on that warrant, this Defendant will have to go through a process of Extradition before Florida hands him or her over to the State of New York.
"The Identity Hearing"
Simply put, the Defendant goes through a hearing process to determine whether the person in custody is in fact that person sought by the warrant (in Federal courts, this is actually referred to as an "Identity Hearing"), and whether the warrant itself is legitimate.
We do not go into the merits of the case under which the warrant was issued. Because of this, many clients choose to waive the hearing and proceed to their destination as soon as possible in order to face the original charges. Others, however, decide to fight the extradition. To that end, an experienced attorney is absolutely necessary in order to properly defend the client’s position. Without proper representation, the client faces an uphill battle.
If you or a loved one is arrested and is in Extradition proceedings, please call our 24-hour telephone number 305-461-1066 to set up an appointment and free consultation so we can assess your particular case and provide you with the best legal advice on how to proceed. It's extremely important to have an experienced and knowledgeable criminal defense attorney begin working on your case as early as possible. Critical issues are often decided very soon after the initial arrest pursuant to an out of state warrant.
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