International Criminal Defense & Extradition Lawyer in Miami
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FIGUEROA-CONTRERAS LAW GROUP represents individuals and businesses in international and transnational criminal matters, including:
INTERPOL Red Notice Defense and Removal
The International Criminal Police Organization, known as INTERPOL, is an international organization established in 1923 to facilitate international law enforcement cooperation. INTERPOL currently has 192 member countries. Each member country has a National Central Bureau (NCB), which links INTERPOL’s global network and allow member countries to liaison and collaborate in transnational criminal matters. The United States is a member of INTERPOL in accordance with 22 U.S.C. § 263a. The United States maintains its NCB in Washington, D.C. (“INTERPOL Washington”). INTERPOL Washington is part of the U.S. Department of Justice and is co-managed by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.
INTERPOL manages a system of international lookouts, or notices, designed to assist law enforcement in its member countries. An INTERPOL International Wanted Notice, “also known as an INTERPOL “Red Notice” is an advisory issued by INTERPOL, at the request of a member country, to signal law enforcement to arrest a suspect if found in one of the member nations. The subjects of Red Notices are normally wanted for criminal prosecution or to serve a sentence on a serious crime, and an individual detained under a Red Notice is subject to extradition back to the requesting country.
As information-sharing technology has become more and more advanced, the past years have seen a dramatic increase in the issuance of Red Notices in INTERPOL’s I-24/7 information database. Law enforcement authorities around the world are put on notice to arrest the targeted individual. These individuals also often suffer the freezing of their assets, loss of employment, revocation of their visas, and damage to their reputation. Many Red Notices are published on INTERPOL’s website, along with identifying information, a description of the relevant offense(s), and, if available, a photograph of the targeted individual.
The attorneys at FIGUEROA-CONTRERAS LAW GROUP represent clients wanted internationally for prosecution, sentencing or detention in INTERPOL’s 192 member countries. When appropriate under INTERPOL’s Constitution and Rules on the Processing of Data, we challenge the Notice by seeking its deletion or amendment through INTERPOL’s Commission for the Control of Files at INTERPOL’s Headquarters in Lyon, France. We also often work closely with local counsel and/or law enforcement in the requesting jurisdiction to have the case resolved or Notice withdrawn.
International Extradition Defense
International extradition involves one country sending a wanted person back to another country that has requested is or her extradition. Binding extradition treaties often exists between the countries involved in the extradition process. These treaties list the offenses that are considered extraditable between the countries.
The team at FIGUEROA-CONTRERAS LAW GROUP defends clients against extradition to countries that have binding extradition treaties with the United States, as well as with those countries with which the United States cooperates despite the absence of a treaty.
International Depositions and Discovery
Crimes that span international borders often create the need to obtain evidence from abroad. The acquisition of evidence from a foreign country can be complex and even daunting. FIGUEROA-CONTRERAS LAW GROUP assists clients with international discovery matters across Latin America and worldwide.
International Service of Process
Our law firm also handles international service of process matters through our attorneys in Latin America and affiliates across their world.
Contact our Miami International criminal defense and extradition lawyer at (305) 501-4141 to learn more about how we could help you.