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Extradition Denver Attorney: What Is Extradition in Colorado?

Posted by Kyle B. Sawyer | May 11, 2016 | 0 Comments

What is Extradition in Colorado? Learn more in our blog.
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Extradition is becoming more common for serious sex criminal cases, such as Sexual Assault, Sexual Exploitation of a Child, or Child Prostitution, among others. If you are facing extradition to or from Colorado, it's in your best interest to act quickly and involve a criminal defense lawyer immediately. The involvement of an aggressive criminal defense attorney can make all the difference in your criminal case.

What is Extradition in Adams County and Across Colorado?

Extradition is a process in Adams County, Douglas County and in every other county in Colorado that ensures offenders in our state cannot flee to another state to avoid criminal charges or consequences. This is made possible under the Uniform Criminal Extradition Act. Anyone who has fled to Colorado from another state will also be liable (under the Uniform Criminal Extradition Act) for any crime committed. If a person has fled from Colorado or to Colorado, a governor's warrant will be obtained, typically listed with the United States National Crime Information Center (NCIC). A governor must sign off on this warrant after making sure all procedures have been met under the Uniform Criminal Extradition Act. After the governor signs off on the warrant, the accused person will be arrested and given a hearing (requested by a Writ of Habeas Corpus). This is a civil court case and is held to make sure all extradition procedures were properly followed.

Extradition Example in Jefferson County, Colorado

Let's say a babysitter is accused of having sexual contact with a child in Jefferson County, Colorado. Out of fear, he flees Colorado and drives to New Mexico where his family lives. However, the parents of the child report the incident to police and the babysitter is arrested for Sexual Assault on a Child by One in a Position of Trust in New Mexico. He will eventually be transferred (extradited) back to Colorado to appear in court. Extradition is often a long and costly process, and you should never go through it alone. Only the expertise of a skilled attorney can help you navigate through the extradition process more successfully.

Why You Need the Best Extradition Attorneys in Arapahoe County, Colorado

Whether you've been arrested in Arapahoe County or anywhere else in Colorado, or whether you've been arrested in a different state waiting to return to Colorado, you should always consult an experienced criminal defense lawyer as soon as possible. The lawyers at the O'Malley Law Office can often help you post bond in Colorado and help you avoid overnight jail or prison stays across the U.S. Contact our office today and we'll fight for the best possible outcome in your criminal case.

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If you or a loved one has been arrested for extradition in or outside of Colorado, be smart, exercise your right to remain silent, and contact the top extradition criminal defense attorneys at the O'Malley Law Office for a free consultation at 303-830-0880. Together, we can protect your future.

About the Author

Kyle B. Sawyer

I have a passion for defending others in criminal cases. I am able to empathize with my clients and understand their emotions and fears. I have a unique perspective on the criminal justice system and I understand what it feels like to be wrongly accused of a crime.


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