Extradition In Oklahoma
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.
Contact an Attorney
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.