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Extradition In Oklahoma

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One of the requirements for participation in the National Crime Information Center Database (NCIC) is that local prosecutors take custody, and local sheriffs pay the cost of transport for fugitives with warrants from out of state. When it comes to extradition in Oklahoma, men and women accused of crimes ranging from unpaid fines to rape and murder are moved into and out of the state to face their accusers with every passing week.

Extradition in Oklahoma

Upon request from the state where the offense is alleged, the Extradition Clause of the United States Constitution requires that states return a fugitive from justice to the state from which the fugitive has fled. If the request is not made within thirty days, the person may be released.

With the exceptions of South Carolina and Missouri, all states have adopted the Uniform Criminal Extradition Act. In general, it provides the principles that state and counties need to follow in order to be in compliance with their constitutional duty to extradite fugitives from justice.

If you have a warrant from out of state and have been arrested in Oklahoma, the state will fulfill its constitutional responsibility to extradite you to the state where the crime was alleged to have occurred. Extradition in Oklahoma is a common event.

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Certainly, a warrant for your arrest is serious and should be taken care of as quickly as possible. Out of state warrants that prompt states to request extradition are generally not of the minor variety. To be sure, warrants that result from traffic tickets are not taken as seriously as felony warrants.

Whatever the reason for the warrant, speaking with an attorney is a good idea. Serving the broader Oklahoma City area, Bob Wyatt has tried cases across the country. If you need legal help, contact an attorney at Wyatt Law now.

*Note: Results may vary because each case must be decided on its own unique facts and the law applicable to that given case. You should not infer the likelihood of success on a given case based on past cases handled by this firm.

Successful Legal Defense

Wyatt Law Office has successfully defended clients in nearly every area of criminal defense.

Can we help with your legal issue? Yes. We can. Contact our office in Oklahoma City or Tulsa for your free initial consultation. -Over 30 years of criminal defense experience working for you!

Statewide Criminal Defense

Put our experience and reputation to work for you. Wyatt Law Office wants to be your Oklahoma criminal defense attorney. We travel anywhere in Oklahoma providing the best criminal defense possible.

Contact us for a free consultation.

Visit Bury Your Past for additional information on Oklahoma expungements.

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