Somerville, MA asked in Criminal Law for New Hampshire

Q: What is the law in New Hampshire regarding extradition? For example if someone has a warrant out of PA, & is picked up.

If the warrant is for a FTA out of PA & they pick u up for that & hold you in jail until you go to court for an extradition hearing what can someone expect to happen?

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Leonard D. Harden
Leonard D. Harden
  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Lebanon, NH
  • Licensed in New Hampshire

A: It depends on the warrant. The Extradition Clause in the US Constitution requires states, upon demand of another state, to deliver a fugitive from justice who has committed a "treason, felony or other crime" to the state from which the fugitive has fled. The state that issued the warrant can require a hold and return if found in another state. The state seeking the fugitive will normally have to pay to get the person returned so some warrants are issued only for in state, or regionally like New England states.

If you have a warrant it is a good idea to contact a defense lawyer in the state that the warrant issued to try to clear the warrant and deal with the problem.

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