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Extradition is an expensive and time consuming process for states. Often, a defendant can sit in jail for months while one state is waiting to determine whether or not it desires to make the effort to extradite an individual. It's not possible to provide a probability estimate as to whether or not an individual will be extradited, as that depends heavily on the details of the situation, the state's interest in the matter, etc. I'm sure you understand. However, I can tell you that extradition is more probable for more serious charges. For example, for a minor misdemeanor
, like possession of a small amount of marijuana, extradition is often very unlikely. For a minor offense, it's often just not worth the state's investment to do it. However, as the seriousness of the crime increases, extradition can become far more probable. For instance, an individual facing a felony charge for growing marijuana, trafficking it, or selling large quantities would be looking at much greater odds.
When an individual is looking at the possibility of extradition, it's often wise to retain an attorney to address the matter directly. Decisive action can help to reduce the amount of time an individual is held while states try to figure the matter out amongst themselves.
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