Question by  Vincent (75)

What is the state of Florida's extradition law?


Answer by  Milette4 (900)

The State of Florida will honor the extradition laws of all other states. The state will issue an extradition warrant, the fugitive will be arrested and delivered to the state where he/she is sought.

Reply by mscharm (0):
Is there a limit to the length of time the extraditing state has to come get the person? How long, by law can Florida hold someone? The judge said 10 days from the day he went to his extradition hearing?  add a comment

Answer by  Dean (4035)

Florida, like any other state, works with all other states in the U.S. to return criminals to the jurisdiction where their cases are being heard. Florida communicates with law enforcement in the corresponding state to assure that the matter is in order concerning the individual to be extradited, then arrangements are made between the two states to return the party.


Answer by  patti (29325)

Within the U. S. any state will cooperate with another to return a criminal to the state seeking him. No state offers refuge for criminals.


Answer by  flamiss22 (5081)

Florida does not have any restriction on sending a fugitve back to any state in the union. Some states will not extradite if the other state has the death penalty.


Answer by  LadyLawyer (325)

A person: may be held or released pending the Governor's warrant; can deny or agree to extradition; The State must prove identity and that all of the paperwork is valid.


Answer by  gleverance (720)

Extradition laws are fairly complicated. You can read Florida Statute Section 941.03-10, which define extradition, set rules for extraditing from another state or to another. Best to consult an attorney.


Answer by  flamiss22 (5081)

Florida has a liberal extradition law. Unlike some states that won't extradite for whatever reason Florida has none of those. If you commit a crime somewhere else it is almost a foregone conclusion that the extradition papers will be honored and you will on your way back as soon as they are able to arrange it.

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