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When you have been charged with a crime and leave the state where you have been charged, you become a “fugitive” and a warrant for your arrest is issued. Extradition then may follow where you are brought back to the state by the authorities where you have been charged. This often results in being held in jail for a lengthy time period while awaiting extradition.
If you have outstanding warrants, including fugitive warrants, you can turn to the Longwell Lawyers for competent legal help. We have the experience you need in fighting warrants and extraditions. With close to 30 years of practicing criminal defense in central Florida, our team of highly-skilled attorneys can help you be proactive in addressing outstanding warrants and handling extradition matters so that your case can be resolved in the best possible way.
Book a free initial consultation with an Orlando extradition and warrant attorney at Longwell Lawyers by submitting your contact details online or by calling us at (407) 553-9599.
Outstanding Warrants in Florida
Thousands of arrest warrants remain active in Florida’s counties. These are often issued for new criminal offenses, as well as bench warrants for probation violations, and for failing to appear in court, such as for a traffic misdemeanor. These warrants can remain active for years, sometimes without the person knowing a warrant has been issued. When stopped by law enforcement, as in a routine traffic stop, the warrant shows up and the person is then taken into custody.
Instead of waiting to be arrested on a warrant, you can take an active approach with the help of Longwell Lawyers. Motions for addressing warrants can include motions to withdraw, motions to quash, and motions to surrender. Our team will review your case and advise you on the best way to proceed. Hiring an attorney proactively can save you stress, money, and the humiliation of being arrested and jailed.
Under Florida extradition laws, the state engages in extradition to and from other states in the matter of outstanding felony warrants, called “fugitive” warrants. Florida has also adopted provisions of the Uniform Criminal Extradition Act (UCEA) which was created to provide a standardized procedure for the return of charged individuals who have left the state where their alleged crime took place. The extradition process can take 30 up to 60 days. This means that those arrested on fugitive warrants may be held in jail for months while waiting to be extradited to or from Florida.
It is important to understand that you may have other options when held in custody while waiting to be extradited. However, you will need the assistance of a competent attorney who can help you resolve the matter. For example, if you are being held in Orlando for extradition to another state, we can assist you by petitioning the court for a bond that will allow you to be released or by challenging the extradition.
When awaiting extradition, you must be provided due process, including a hearing on the matter in which you can be represented by our firm. However, you can waive this to have the extradition expedited. Other options can include our team reviewing your charges to work on getting them dismissed while awaiting extradition.
When facing outstanding warrants or extradition, it is important to understand your options. At Longwell Lawyers, you can work with a team of criminal defenders who have thorough knowledge and experience in handling these issues. We can step in to review your case and devise a strategy that addresses it. Our goal is to help you achieve an optimum outcome.
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