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how far will a state go to extradite someone on a felony c

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how far will a state go to extradite someone on a felony charge?
Submitted: 8 years ago.
Category: Criminal Law
Expert:  Juliana replied 8 years ago.

The Extradition of Fugitives Clause in the U.S. Constitution requires one state, uon the demand of another state, to deliver a fugitive of justice who has committed a "treason, felony, or other crime" to the state where the crime was committed.

Within the U.S., there are no limits on how far one state can go to extradite a defendant from another state. For example, Maine can extradite a defendant who has fled to Hawaii.

If a defendant has fled to a foreign country, whether extradition can occur depends on whether the U.S. has an extradition treaty with that particular country. It is therefore possible (and not unusual) for the U.S. to extradite defendants who have fled overseas.

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