Extradition Solicitors

An individual may find themselves facing extradition if they have been accused of committing or have been proven to have committed a crime within another country.

If an attempt has been made to extradite you to another country to face proceedings or questioning, you will need to be reassured that you have the best legal advice, as the extradition process can be complex, in addition to overcoming potential language barriers.

Our team understands that extradition requests can have a devastating impact on individuals and their families, which is why our extradition solicitors have a wealth an of experience in handling extradition requests in a sensitive and robust manner.

The process and legality of extradition can be difficult why you will require up to date legal advice regarding any extradition request.

Free Initial Discussion

For a free initial discussion and a no-obligation quote, get in touch with us today by simply calling us on 020 3383 0173 or email us at enquiries@fcos.co.uk and a member of our team will get back to you.

Areas of Expertise

Our team can assist with a range of extradition related matters, including:

  • Challenging Interpol Red Notices
  • Advising people outside the UK
  • Securing bail and voluntary surrender

We can help explain all the options available and advise you on which route you should take to achieve the most successful outcome.

Extradition Process

The process of extradition can be separated into two parts:

Part 1

This part includes countries that are seeking extradition as members of the European Union, and these will be dealt with accordingly by the National Crime Agency.

A European arrest warrant can be issued if elements of the Extradition Act 2003 are satisfied, these include:

  • Circumstances of the alleged offence
  • The sentence imposed by another EU member state

Our solicitors will guide you throughout the process, this will begin at an initial hearing where a judge will confirm the identity of the person facing extradition, inform them of the relevant extradition procedure and fix a date for the extradition hearing. 

Part 2

Part 2 of the process involves your extradition request being dealt with by the Home Office. The secretary of state for the home office will determine your request, if they feel that it is a lawfully valid request, they will oversee an arrest warrant being issued.

Avoiding Extradition

Our team can work with you to establish whether there are grounds for your extradition request to be dismissed, these are known as the ‘Bars to Extradition’, and they consist of a range of legal points, including:

  • Age
  • Time limit
  • Previous extraditions
  • Whether the individual would become a hostage
  • Whether the request for extradition is seen as politically motivated
  • Death sentences
  • Other offences
  • UK justice to prosecute here
  • You are facing double jeopardy which is known as being prosecuted for the same offence twice
  • If handing you over to the requesting state will jeopardize your human rights
  • Whether the prosecution case is sufficiently advanced

Why Choose us

Using our wide range of legal knowledge and expertise, we have helped clients facing extradition requests. Our approach is to be proactive and work with you to achieve your objectives and deliver successful outcomes as efficiently and promptly as possible.

We can clearly explain the range of legal options available and guide you towards the option which would be best suited for your specific circumstances.

How to Get in Contact

For a free initial discussion and a no-obligation quote, get in touch with us today by simply calling us on 020 3383 0173 or email us at enquiries@fcos.co.uk and a member of our team will get back to you.

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