Extradition is on the Rise in New Jersey

There is no doubt that extradition has been a practice area of criminal law for decades in NJ but I have definitely witnessed a rise in activity. In fact, the US Marshals service and state law enforcement undertook an initiative approximately six (6) months ago to roundup fugitives from justice. Our office was consulted and/or retained on several cases arising out of this effort and some Continue Reading...

International Extradition Appeal Fails

The subject of extradition has seen recent attention in the last several weeks. A major portion of this publicity has come as a result of the Roman Polanski case. Mr. Polanski is in the process of being extradited to the United States. In another case, a UK hacker who apparently broke into United States military computers, has lost his fight and the extraditing process shall now be Continue Reading...

NJ Extradition of Drug Distribution Suspect Ends Successfully

There are some days where everything comes together perfectly and that was the situation today.  In this regard, we were retained to represent a women who was a fugitive from New Jersey for almost 20 years for First Degree Cocaine Distribution.  Although she never resorted to serious efforts to disguise her identity and even used her own social security number, it took authorities until June 2009 Continue Reading...

International Extradition & Noriega Litigation

I have to admit that Manuel Noriega was little more than a name from the past in my mind until I read some recent news. He apparently completed an incarceration in Federal Prison in 2007 but has continued to be held while contesting an extradition warrant and/or demand from France. These efforts to block extradition to France have reached an end, however, as a result of the recent United States Continue Reading...