Extradition Treaty Law and Procedure – Part 4

Filing of Complaint for Apprehension (Request for Extradition)

Typically, there exist two means by which requesting countries apply for extradition of individuals from the United States. Usually a representative of the requesting country, through diplomatic channels, makes a request for extradition directly to the United States Department of State. However, a representative of the requesting country may make a request for extradition by filing such request in federal or state court in whose jurisdiction the individual is found. The direct filing of an application for extradition by a foreign country in state or federal court is rare but permissible under federal law.

Douglas McNabb and other members of the firm practice and write extensively on matters involving Federal Criminal Defense, INTERPOL Red Notice Removal, International Extradition and OFAC SDN List Removal.

The author of this blog is Douglas McNabb. Please feel free to contact him directly at mcnabb@mcnabbassociates.com or at one of the offices listed above.

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