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could a person be extradited from another country back to the

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could a person be extradited from another country back to the united states for domestic assault?

Good afternoon,

I'm Doug, and I'm sorry to hear of the confusion. My goal is to provide you with excellent service today.

Unless the assault resulted in great bodily harm or the use of a dangerous weapon, it would generally be classified as a Class D or Class E crime---the equivalent of a misdemeanor, and while a state could in theory extradite a person back to the US for such a crime, from a practical standpoint it doesn't happen. The cost to the state to extradite is simply too expensive and they don't bother.

 


Here is the official US list of member countries to extradition treaties with the US:

http://www.state.gov/documents/organization/71600.pdf



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Customer: replied 4 years ago.


the charge was domestic violence assault class c there was no injury or harm involved wld a person b extradited for that ? especially if they were working and established in another country already?

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the charge was domestic violence assault class c there was no injury or harm involved wld a person b extradited for that ? especially if they were working and established in another country already?
While technically possible, it would be quite unusual for a state to go to the trouble of seeking extradition on such a charge. It also sounds as though the crime were over-charged as well if there was no injury---unless the was the use of a firearm or other dangerous weapon. But that won;t justify extradition, as a general rule

Doug
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