Unfortunately, it appears that the NY criminal
system may have entered the wrong charge. As I mentioned above, the NY statute cited states that he was arrested for an extradition violation of the "preceding section".
Here is the preceding statute:
§ 570.24 Rights of accused person; application for writ of habeas
No person arrested upon such warrant shall be delivered over to the
agent whom the executive authority demanding him shall have appointed to
receive him unless he shall first be taken forthwith before a justice
judge of a court
of record in this state, who shall inform him of the
demand made for his surrender and of the crime with which he is charged,
and that he has the right to demand and procure legal counsel; and if
the prisoner or his counsel shall state that he or they desire to test
the legality of his arrest, the justice or judge of such court of record
shall fix a reasonable time to be allowed within which to apply for a
writ of habeas corpus. When such writ is applied for, notice thereof,
and of the time and place of hearing thereon, shall be given to the
district attorney of the county in which the arrest is made and in which
the accused is in custody, and to the said agent of the demanding state.
Basically, what this means is that before someone criminally charged is extradited to another state, they must be taken before a judge and informed of their right to file a motion for habeas corpus (motion fighting the legality of their arrest). If someone is extradited without going through this procedure, it appears the person responsible for this would be guilty of a felony.
Necessarily, the person being charged with this violation would have to be an officer in charge of the prisoner.
In your case, since this person is a mechanic, it would be impossible for them to be charged with an extradition violation, unless perhaps this person was involved with another person in interfering with an ongoing extradition action.
If you want to know for sure, I would call his attorney at 212-732-5000
and see if you can get them to explain the extradition charge to you. Otherwise, you could call the New York criminal court and ask them to explain the charge.
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