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Extradition is a process that involves a defendant being surrendered by the legal authority of one state to the authority of another state. A defendant may face extradition if arrested in one state while he or she has charges pending in another state.
For example, if Joe was arrested for a crime in Florida but he or she has criminal charges pending in California, he may face extradition to California to face criminal proceedings.
If you have been arrested in Florida and have outstanding criminal charges in another state, you will need to act quickly to retain the representation of an experienced Miami criminal defense lawyer.
The Importance of Hiring an Attorney for Extradition Proceedings
What may not be commonly known is that in many of these cases the defendant may be held in custody for up to a week or possibly more while awaiting transfer.
Although bail is generally not an option Attorney Michael Mirer has been successful at convincing the prosecution on many occasions to in fact let his clients out of jail and voluntarily surrendering to the state that currently has a warrant.
Bail is usually not an option in extradition cases, as the defendant is considered to be a fugitive. The person may be held for weeks on end without the opportunity to post bail and return home to his or her family. This may hold true in all types of cases involving outstanding warrants, for domestic violence, weapons offenses, drug crimes, theft, sex crimes, and more.
Dealing with extradition can be complicated. When you know that your future is at risk and that you need the best representation possible, contact Miami extradition attorney Michael Mirer for a free case evaluation. You have the right to legal counsel and should take full advantage of that right as soon as you can to ensure your rights are not violated in any way.
For help in dealing with your extradition matter, contact a Miami extradition lawyer at the Law Office of Michael Mirer, P.A. today.
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