Extradition Attorneys

Extra­di­tion refers to the for­mal process where the accused is forced to return to another state or coun­try.  If the extra­di­tion is between Col­orado and another state, the pro­ce­dures are gov­erned by C.R.S. 16–19-104.

If the extra­di­tion involves the United States trans­fer­ring a fugi­tive to another nation, inter­na­tional law requires an applic­a­ble treaty to exist. If there is no applic­a­ble treaty and the accused is not a cit­i­zen or per­ma­nent res­i­dent, the United States may still extra­dite the accused under the the­ory of legal reci­procity, also referred to as comity.  In this sce­nario, the U.S. Attor­ney Gen­eral will cer­tify that that the for­eign nation has pro­duced suf­fi­cient evi­dence that the alleged crime would con­sti­tute a crime of vio­lence had it been com­mit­ted in the United States.

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The pro­ce­dures and process for extra­di­tion, espe­cially to a for­eign nation, can be highly com­plex.  If you may be fac­ing extra­di­tion, call 303–578-4400 or fill out our online form to con­tact our firm and dis­cuss your case with our expe­ri­enced defense attorneys.