International Extradition

International extradition is the formal process by which a person found in one country is surrendered to another country for trial or punishment.  In the United States, international extradition may generally be granted only pursuant to treaty; however, the U.S. Criminal Code was amended in 1996 to permit the international extradition without  a treaty of foreign individuals accused of committing crimes of violence against U.S. nationals in foreign countries.

The United States has bilateral international extradition treaties with approximately 100 nations.  Some of these treaties enumerate “extraditable offenses”, but many modern treaties allow for international extradition based upon the commission of an act which is punishable as a felony under the laws of both treaty partner nations. 

Given the high stakes involved, it is imperative that individuals facing international extradition choose an attorney with the knowledge and experience necessary to defend such a case.  I have chosen to focus my practice on White Collar Crimes, including international extradition matters.  Over the last 40 years, I have earned a successful track record in high stakes white collar matters and have argued before the United States Supreme Court as well as other federal courts throughout the country.  I fight hard to enforce the rights of my clients, and I believe in the integrity of that fight.

If you have questions or concerns about an international extradition matter, I invite you to contact me directly to discuss it at 888-700-1555 or You will discuss your concerns with me personally—never an associate or a paralegal.  In addition, you should know that your contact with me, and with my firm, is privileged under the law, regardless of whether or not you decide to retain my firm to represent you.

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