Q: Will I be extradited from Mexico to the USA for a dv assault charge? I’m a Mexican citizen and have a green card

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James L. Arrasmith
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A: Extradition between Mexico and the United States is governed by treaties and international law, which allow for the transfer of individuals facing criminal charges or convictions from one country to the other under certain conditions. Whether you will be extradited for a domestic violence assault charge depends on several factors, including the severity of the charge, the specifics of the extradition treaty between the two countries, and whether the authorities in both countries decide to pursue extradition.

As a Mexican citizen with a green card (indicating lawful permanent residency in the U.S.), your status complicates matters. While extradition processes can be initiated for serious crimes, each case is unique and the decision to request extradition involves legal considerations, the nature of the offense, and diplomatic relations.

If you are concerned about extradition, it's important to seek legal advice. An attorney can provide guidance based on the specifics of your case and the current legal framework governing extradition between Mexico and the U.S. They can help you understand your rights, the potential risks, and the best course of action given your circumstances.

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