Sometimes, people get arrested in places that are not their home states. If you face an arrest in Connecticut, but you live in another state, you might not know if you can go home or when. This could lead to extradition issues. Here, I will discuss extradition so that you know where you can and can’t go. By cooperating with the state where you were arrested, you can avoid further problems.
In most cases, extradition deals with an out-of-state warrant for an out-of-state agency. Generally after an arrest, if you are released on bail, you are free to return home until your court dates. The fact that you live out-of-state could be a factor in your release from custody. A judge might raise your bail or add conditions to your release to make sure that you return to Connecticut for your case.
If you don’t show up to court when you need to, the arresting agency in Connecticut will have to verify documentation and paperwork. This must happen before making an arrest of any fugitives that they receive out-of-state warrants for. If the paperwork checks out, the state has the right to extradite you and force you to attend your trial. In order for extradition to happen, the defendant has to waive extradition. This happens to go into custody to another state or force the requesting state to issue a governor’s warrant.
If you or a loved one faces an out of state warrant, extradition might work for the case. To protect your rights and ensure that the paperwork is legitimate, you should contact an attorney. A lawyer will know more about the extradition law than you and your family, and can help to make sure that your rights get protected. A lawyer can also build a defense to the arrest or help you in court if your case is brought to trial. Contact us if you have a loved one in custody and the issue of extradition to or from Connecticut arises, as we understand Connecticut law to help you in this situation. You can contact us for a free consultation to discuss your situation today. We can help you through this situation.