Extradition Treaty Law and Procedure – Part 18

Admissibility of Testimonial Evidence in Extradition Hearing

Testimonial evidence may be admitted in extradition hearings. In addition, the judicial officer conducting the hearing may issue subpoenas to compel witnesses, presumably from anywhere within the United States, to appear and testify, or produce documents, which the magistrate deems relevant. If the individual sought for extradition is indigent, costs associated with subpoenas will be assessed to the United States. The ability of the judicial officer to subpoena witnesses on behalf of the individual sought for extradition does not extend to the subpoena of witnesses on behalf of the country requesting 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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