Extradition Treaty Law and Procedure – Part 13

The Appointment of Counsel

Although the appointment of counsel is not expressly authorized by treaty or statute, the Judicial Conference of the United States in its Guidelines for the Administration of the Criminal Justice Act (which controls appointments of federally accused individuals who are unable to afford counsel) has broadly interpreted the term “felony”, as described in the Act, to include offenses in violation of the laws of foreign countries for which individuals are held for extradition under Chapter 209, Title 18, United States Code. Based on this interpretation, the appointment of counsel is authorized for indigent individuals sought for extradition.

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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