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Spanic with dual citizenship (US and Mexico) indicted in

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Hispanic with dual citizenship (US and Mexico) indicted in 2013 in US Federal Court, resided in Mexico, arrested in Mexico in 2016 by Mexican authorities, taken to Border and turned over to US Marshalls. US authorities knew he was a US citizen but did not know he was also a Mexican citizen. There was no extradition or waiver. Defendant now in custody facing charges. Does not the defendant, being a Mexican citizen have a right to an extradition hearing and if not is the arrest void?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Family Law
Expert:  JD 1992 replied 1 year ago.

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No, the arrest is not void, or at least there is nothing in the facts so far to indicate it is void.

I am a little confused though. Was the person arrested in Mexico on a charge from there or was it just on the US charge?

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