Extradition

With hundreds of years of experience between our Lawyers, you can be assured that Stuart Miller Solicitors will offer you energetic and passionate Lawyers determined to protect your position at all times.

A European Arrest Warrant (EAW) is valid throughout all member states of the European Union (EU). Once issued, it requires another member state to arrest and transfer a criminal suspect or sentenced person to the issuing state so that the person can be put on trial or complete a detention period.

Reports suggest that the number of European Arrest Warrants issued has increased from approximately 3,000 in 2004 to 18,000 in 2013. If you believe you may be subject to extradition proceedings call us today.

An EAW can only be issued:

  • For the purposes of conducting a criminal prosecution or enforcing a custodial sentence not for conducting a criminal investigation;

  • A warrant can only be issued for offences carrying a maximum penalty of 12 months or more in prison. Where sentence has already been passed the warrant can only be issued if the prison term to be enforced is at least four months long.

Extradition – Non EU Countries

The law on whether you can be extradited from a Non EU country depends on the country in question. If the country is part of the Commonwealth, or has a ‘treaty’ with the UK, which is an agreement between the countries different rules may apply, the country in question will make an application for extradition of the individual to the UK who will consider the case to extradite the person.

Extradition cases are fact specific and your individual circumstances could mean Stuart Miller Solicitors can argue for you not to be extradited. This is known as a bar to extradition and Stuart Miller Solicitors have an excellent reputation for successfully arguing against extradition, on the grounds of Human Rights, Double Jeopardy and where their have been procedural errors made by the Country seeking to extradite the person.

Stuart Miller Solicitor's Mr Girish Thanki is a highly regarded and genuinely clever extradition Solicitor. His experience, substantial knowledge, coupled with natural problem-solving skills are perfect traits to ensure your chances of being extradited are minimised.

Please remember that early action in any case is pivotal to increasing the chances of success. In such complex and intimidating investigations or prosecutions, you will require skilful advice at every juncture. We will offer you a free consultation for you to discuss your case with us. We believe, no matter what your financial position, if you are prosecuted by the State, you must also be defended with funds by the State thus we will assist you with the application for legal aid. Please contact the Extradition team to arrange your meeting, whether face to face, online or by telephone.