Extradition Expertise and Services

Assistance for clients who are arrested while traveling abroad. Extradition is a complex area of law, and it may be difficult to secure the necessary local expertise depending on where you’re arrested.

Headed by XT 24 and Thomas Cattee, our team of legal experts provides advice and assistance for clients facing extradition requests both from the UK and abroad. We are all too familiar with the speed at which the process can happen and recommend obtaining expert representation as quickly as possible.

We also have an enviable success record in relation to defeating extradition requests, successfully representing individuals subject to mutual legal assistance measures, and successfully challenging Red Notices, securing their withdrawal and removal for clients.

If you are already the subject of an extradition request or seek a second opinion on advice you have received, our XT 24 team member is well-versed in dealing with appeals and providing sound second opinions.

Knowing what your rights are and understanding your options is essential. Our specialist extradition team is on call 24/7 and has the knowledge and experience required to help you.

Extradition Expertise And Services

Even after an extradition request is defeated, international travel often remains difficult. Even though the threat of arrest and extradition has been defeated in one country, it may still be an issue in others. With this in mind, we regularly offer advice on future travel arrangements and have extensive experience in cautiously managing the aftereffects of an extradition request. For example, INTERPOL may still be processing data relating to the individual, and as such, there could remain a risk of arrest when traveling.

What is Extradition?

Extradition is the formal legal process by which one country asks another country for the return of an individual to face a criminal trial in the requesting state.

Extradition can also be requested for an individual who is wanted abroad following conviction in the requesting state.

Should I be concerned?

Yes. Being the target of an extradition request is a very stressful and harrowing experience for both the subject and their family and can have reputational damage that can severely impact an individual’s livelihood.

Are there pre-emptive steps that I can take?

Yes. Even if you only suspect that an extradition request is on its way, it pays to be prepared. Taking pre-emptive action may also enable us to avoid an unexpected arrest and put in place procedures to maximize your chances of bail.

For more information about us and our Extradition, Mutual Legal Assistance, and Interpol services, please contact a member of the team who can answer any questions and guide you through the process.

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