Extradition is where a person is suspected of committing a crime in a country other than Canada, and that foreign jurisdiction is asking Canada to send that person for the purpose of criminal prosecution in that country. Canada has extradition treaties with a number of countries, where it is agreed that people will be extradited so long as certain criteria are met. Experienced extradition lawyers can explain how this process works.
If you are facing extradition to another country, the first thing you need is a bail order. Getting bail will let you organize your defence better and prevent you from being punished before you can have your hearing.
In order for a person to be extradited from Canada, the crime alleged must also be a crime in Canada as well as in the country seeking your extradition. There must also be some evidence that the crime has been committed. These are all criminal law issues, for which we have years of experience to bring to the table. Derstine Penman has the skills and expertise to represent you at all aspects of the extradition process including the bail hearing, the extradition hearing itself and any appeal resulting from a denial of bail for example.
Derstine Penman having years of experience as criminal lawyers, are in the best position to advise and assist you in the complicated extradition process. Please contact us for a free consultation so we can determine how best to assist you.