In the United States, every person accused of a crime is presumed innocent until proven guilty. However, not all countries abide by the same principles. When a person living in the United States is accused of a crime in another country, they could face extradition to the nation where the charges originated. It is a frightening reality facing countless people throughout the U.S. Whether you own a business, corporation or have significant assets, it is vital to have a powerful legal team on your side to fight against extradition and protect your freedoms as a United States resident. Over the years, the international extradition attorneys at Okabe and Haushalter have utilized an aggressive and comprehensive approach to helping high-end clients stay in the country and avoid international charges.
International extradition is when one country requests another to turn over a suspect accused of a criminal act. Not all cases are the same. Many people facing extradition have worked hard to accumulate their wealth. But it only takes one criminal charge in a foreign country to destroy your reputation, freedom and everything you have earned. When it comes to international extradition, you cannot take chances on the quality of your legal representation. The legal team at Okabe and Haushalter only takes high-end clients who have high standards for their legal representation and counsel. We represent both U.S. nationals accused of crimes in a foreign country along with foreign nationals facing charges in the United States.
The quality of your legal representation can often make the difference between losing and regaining your freedom. Our team of international extradition attorneys is nationally recognized and licensed to handle federal court cases. We utilize a vast arsenal of legal resources to ensure our clients are placed in the best position to succeed. Big ticket cases require major league representation. When your assets and freedom are on the line, you can always count on the international extradition attorneys at Okabe & Haushalter.
First, it is important to understand the conditions established in the extradition treaty. The treaty will explain the exact terms, charges and how the extradition will be handled between the countries involved. Our team of international extradition attorneys will thoroughly review the document. Any errors or discrepancies can greatly improve your chances of avoiding extradition. It is important to understand the burden of proof is on the government to correctly identify the suspect. Failure to properly identify the suspect can result in a dismissal of the case.
In many instances, the extradition treaty may also lack a probable cause for the alleged crime committed by the suspect. Unreliable accusations can also result in a dismissal. Even if a suspect is not successful during their extradition hearing, an experienced and knowledgeable international extradition attorney can file a petition with the State Department to cancel the extradition due to human rights or political issues.
When your assets and freedom are at stake, it can be a frightening experience. Extradition is a serious legal matter that requires high-quality representation. The international extradition attorneys at Okabe and Haushalter have successfully represented clients in big-ticket cases who have faced charges in other countries. To learn more about how we can help, contact us today to schedule a consultation.