What is Extradition & How Can A New Jersey Attorney Help?
Extradition can be a costly process for both the State of New Jersey, and especially to the person facing extradition. There are costs to the defendant in time, emotion, and money. Extradition is a two-fold process. The accused must appear in a New Jersey court, and if extradition is granted to the demanding state, the accused will be physically transferred to the prosecuting state.
The criminal defense lawyers of Maynard Law Office, LLC in Morristown, New Jersey have represented numerous people who are facing extradition. A demand for extradition can be contested.
What Rights Does A Person Have When Arrested for Extradition in NJ?
When a person is arrested on demand for extradition in New Jersey, he or she is afforded certain rights. First, the accused is given a hearing before the New Jersey Superior Court in the arresting county where a judge will inform the accused of the following:
1. A state, outside of New Jersey, has demanded his surrender
2. The criminal charges against him
3. The right to acquire a lawyer
Last, the accused is asked if he or his lawyer wishes to challenge the legality of the extradition. If the accused wishes to contest the extradition, he may apply for a writ of habeas corpus, which is formal order requesting an investigation by the court. The judge will then schedule a hearing to review the matter.
If you are accused of committing a crime or violating your probation, parole, or bail outside of New Jersey and the governing state is demanding an extradition, contact an experienced criminal defense attorney to challenge the extradition. To schedule a free consultation or speak to an attorney over the phone, contact us at 973-540-0054 or email us. We accept all major credit cards: Visa, Mastercard, American Express, and Discover.