Will Canada Extradite Me to Another Country?

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By Published On: March 2, 2011


Extradition is a complicated area of the law, particularly because it deals not only with Canadian law, but with the laws of other countries.

By definition, extradition is the process by which one country mandates that an individual charged with a criminal offence in another country be sent to that country to face their criminal charges.  The particular circumstances of your case and the evidence against you will determine if you will be extradited.

If you are facing potential extradition, the first thing to do is to review the case against you to see if there is enough evidence against you in the other country.  If there is not sufficient evidence or if there are problems with how the evidence was collected there may not be sufficient grounds for you to be sent to the other country.

Another means of trying to avoid extradition, is to bring a court hearing to try to have the extradition application dismissed.  It is possible that a judge would grant the application and you would not be extradited.  You may also be able to make arguments to the Minister of Justice, as another attempt to avoid extradition.

As you can see, there are a number of different ways that one can try to argue against extradition.  While the law in this area is complicated, this does not mean that an order of extradition cannot be fought.

During the process of arguing an extradition, it is crucial to have a good criminal defence lawyer working with you.  The lawyers at Auger Hollingsworth have experience in dealing with extradition cases and would be happy to discuss your case with you.  They will apply their knowledge of the law and their experience with cases like yours, in order to achieve the best possible outcome.

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