Countries without extradition, expert lawyers in extradition

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Is it possible to commit a crime in one country and flee to another to evade justice? Do you know what "extradition" is? Are there countries that do not extradite people who have committed a crime?

When a person commits a crime in one country and flees another to try to evade justice, there is always the risk that in the country he has arrived at they discover that he is an offender of a crime and that he be prosecuted and tried in that country or else he is sent back to the country where he committed that crime to be prosecuted and tried.

This process of being sent to the country in which the crime was committed is called "extradition". Extradition in legal terms is nothing but a legal proceeding in which the individual accused of the crime is returned to the country that accuses him for being tried and to serve his sentence.

There is no such thing as a country that extradites or does not extradite. Extradition between two countries is a bilateral agreement, this means that agreements are signed between each nation and the rest of the countries, regarding extradition, in some cases there are certain limitations, such as: extraditing nationals (that is, those that are from the country). To make it more understandable: if a person of Spanish citizenship commits a crime in Colombia and manages to return to Spain, then the Colombian authorities will do everything possible so that this individual returns to Colombia to be prosecuted and tried; but in this case, it will be left to the decision of the Spanish government to turn in this individual or not.

Countries without extradition: Italy France Albania Algeria Andorra Angola Saudi Arabia Argentine Armenia Aruba Austria Azerbaijan Bahrain Benin Belarus Bolivia Bosnia Herzegovina Brazil Brunei Bulgaria Cape Verde Chile China Cyprus Colombia Comore South Korea Ivory Coast Costa Rica Croatia Cuba Denmark Ecuador Egypt El Salvador United Arab Emirates Estonia Finland Georgia Japan Jordan Greece Guatemala Honduras Hong Kong India Indonesia Iran Israel Kuwait Latvia Liechtenstein Lithuania Luxembourg Macao Madagascar Maldives Malaysia Morocco Maurizio Mayotte Mexico Montenegro Mozambique Nicaragua Norway Oman Netherlands Panama Paraguay Peru Poland Portugal Qatar Czech Republic Dominican Republic Romania Russia San Marino Serbia Slovakia Slovenia Spain Sweden Switzerland Taiwan Thailand Tunisia Turkey Turkmenistan Uruguay Venezuela Vietnam Yemen Zambia Zimbabwe

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In most cases, countries refuse to extradite their own national citizens (despite the fact that international law establishes the obligation to extradite) and accept the Faculty of the State to decide whether to extradite the offender or not; but even if they do not turn in the offender to the other country, this does not mean that he or she will not be prosecuted and tried, but will be prosecuted and tried in his or her country and subsequently the court's decision will be communicated to the country claiming for justice.

The request for extradition is only made through diplomatic channels or by a written request from a Minister of Justice from one country to another and must always come with other legal documents (which include a conviction or a legalized document informing the place and date in which the facts occurred as well as all the data of the identity of the person accused of the crime).

In any case, extradition is a complex process, since it involves the legal system of two countries that are not always equal, and that are governed by laws, rules and procedures that may vary from one country to another.

You need to know that when the crime for which extradition has been requested in the country requesting it is punishable by "death penalty" and it is not the same penalty that would be imposed in the country in which the offender was arrested, then, the country in which the detainee is located, may grant extradition on the condition that the death penalty is not imposed and the country requesting the extradition of the detainee will be obliged to comply with this condition.

Are there lawyers who are experts in extradition? What is the function of these lawyers?

European Organized Crime Lawyers

Of course there are lawyers who are specialized in extradition issues, who have taken many cases of this type and who are the ones to turn to when dealing with a subject like this.

These lawyers know that the legislation of each country is different, so they also know the procedures of each country and the time periods they take.

Your lawyer will be then in charge of informing you of all of your rights and of conducting a private interview with you before initiating the practice of all the proceedings that your case will take, being by your side in all stages of the process (legal assistance, appearance at trial, opposition or acceptance of extradition).

Your lawyer will also be in charge of organizing the visits of your family members, he will be responsible for correctly carrying out the procedures of depositing money to make the corresponding payments to your case, he will be responsible for the recovery of your personal belongings, will carry out all the contacts with the Embassies or Consular Sections that are required, and will establish the pertinent contacts with the lawyers of the State requesting the extradition to facilitate the preparation of the defense.

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