Can you be extradited for a misdemeanor?

Asked on March 4, 2013 under Criminal Law, Florida


M.T.G., Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 7 years ago | Contributor

Could you?  Sure you could be.  You can be extradited for any offense if the state which seeks extradition chooses to pay for the trip.  That is the key.  Generally it depends on the seriousness of the crime.  It is horrible, though, to have to worry every day about being stopped and caught so maybe it would be best for you to speak with an attorney about helping to clear up the matter so that you can move on.  

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