Extradition Treaty Law and Procedure – Part 28

Escape After Apprehension, Commitment, or Surrender

Statutorily, escapees may be retaken in the same manner as any person accused of any crime. Escape is a misdemeanor punishable by imprisonment for up to one year and/or a $1000.00 fine. Realistically though, prosecuting the extraditee for escape would be unlikely, unless the extraditee committed any other serious offense while free. Extradition proceedings only occur for offenses that which rise to the level of felonies. Therefore, any subsequent prosecution for a crime having a punishment level below that which the extraditee is being extradited would constitute an unreasonable delay and may harm foreign relations.

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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