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Extradition

With hundreds of years of experience between our Lawyers, you can be assured that our Extradition Lawyers will offer an energetic and passionate service, focused on achieving the best result in your case.

European Arrest Warrants

A European Arrest Warrant (EAW) is valid throughout all member states of the European Union (EU). Once issued, it requires another member state to arrest and transfer a criminal suspect or sentenced person to the issuing state so that the person can be put on trial or complete a detention period.

Reports suggest that the number of European Arrest Warrants issued has increased from approximately 3,000 in 2004 to 18,000 in 2013. If you believe you may be subject to Extradition Proceedings call us today.

A European Arrest Warrant can only be issued:

  • For the purposes of conducting a Criminal Prosecution or enforcing a custodial sentence not for conducting a Criminal Investigation;
  • A warrant can only be issued for offences carrying a maximum penalty of 12 months or more in prison. Where sentence has already been passed, the warrant can only be issued if the prison term to be enforced is at least four months long.

Extradition – Non EU Countries

The law on whether you can be extradited from a Non-EU country depends on the country in question. If the country is part of the Commonwealth, or has a ‘treaty’ with the UK (an agreement between the countries), the country in question will make an application for Extradition of the individual to the UK who will consider the case to extradite the person.

Extradition Cases are fact specific and your individual circumstances could empower our Extradition Solicitors to argue for you not to be extradited. This is known as a bar to Extradition and our Extradition Lawyers have an excellent reputation for successfully arguing against Extradition, on the grounds of Human Rights, Double Jeopardy and where there have been procedural errors made by the Country seeking to extradite the person.

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Our Extradition Lawyers

We have a highly regarded and genuinely clever Extradition Solicitors, such as Mr Girish Thanki and Miss Kiran Johal. Their experience, substantial knowledge, coupled with natural problem-solving skills are perfect traits to ensure your chances of being extradited are minimised. Visit our Criminal Cases section of the website to read about Extradition success stories.

One of the best pieces of advice we can give you is to engage Extradition Solicitors very early in the case so we can advise you on what to say and what not to say in the police interview. Early advice can change the entire case in your favour.

Free Consultation

Please Contact Us and ask to speak to our Extradition Lawyers to arrange a meeting, whether face to face, online or by telephone. If you prefer, you can WhatsApp us from the link you will find at the bottom banner if you open this page on your mobile phone device.