Listening to people talking to you using words and phrases difficult to understand can be very uncomfortable. This situation could be even worse if you are in serious legal trouble, for example if you are facing extradition.
So here is a guide to some of the most common words you will come across:
1. Requested person; the person who is wanted by the country who have issued the...Read More
Being detained on a European Arrest Warrant is daunting, but you do not have to face extradition alone – help is available.
But what happens when you get to court? And should you ever consider consenting to extradition? We cover the process, along with the next steps, in our blog.
In the courtroom
The essential first step when you are initially faced with extradition is to ensure you get...Read More
Many of our clients ask whether there is legal aid for extradition cases – and the answer is yes, there is.
Although it is now called a ‘representation order’, most people still think about legal aid. All extradition cases begin in Westminster Magistrates Court, and you may be eligible for aid at this stage. You can apply with any firm of your choice, as long as they have a criminal contract....Read More
Some of those facing extradition may not have attended their original trial – but does this mean they are entitled to a retrial? The experts at JFH Crime investigate.
In a recent case we dealt with, our client had left his home country as he was being threatened by other people and was in fear for his life (he had won a kick boxing fight where a large amount of money had been bet on his...Read More
If you are contacted by a client who suspects that there is a European Arrest Warrant issued for their arrest, that person can contact the National Crime Agency to confirm this and arrange a surrender to their local police station. If a client knows that there is a European Arrest Warrant in their name (or a warrant from a Part II country outside the EU) it is often advisable for that person...Read More
Safer Borders? The impact of Brexit on the European Arrest Warrant scheme
One of the themes of the Brexit campaign was that Brexit would give the UK control over its borders and help in the fight against crime and terrorism. Yet, no alternatives to the current extradition arrangements were considered. With Brexit and recent controversial cases of extradition requests made by Romania, the...Read More
The Daily Mail has reacted with its usual predictable outrage and lack of understanding to the recent decision of the High Court in the case of Grecu & Bagarea v Romania. This is the latest case in the ongoing saga of Romanian prison conditions.
Romanian prisons and the Article 3 Human Rights
There have been a number of cases both in this country and throughout the rest of Europe where...Read More
Now that the Swedish Authorities have revoked the European Arrest Warrant that had been issued for his arrest, it might have been assumed that Julian Assange would be leaving the Ecuadorian Embassy, where he has been living since 2012. It seems that he has no plans to do so, at least in the foreseeable future. His problem is that even though the EAW has been revoked, there is...Read More
If you are facing extradition, it can be difficult enough without listening to lawyers using words and phrase that you may not understand.
This can be incredibly frustrating, so the team at JFH Crime have put together a guide to some of the most common words you will come across. Read on to clear up some of the complicated legal jargon surrounding extradition cases…
13 common words and...Read More
Not many people know about the existence of a European Arrest Warrant until the police arrive on their doorstep.
They may be arrested for another offence, stopped and spoken to by police while driving, or sometimes when they themselves are a witness or a victim of crime.
In either scenario, it can be a significant shock, and it can be challenging to know what to do next.
So, what are the next...Read More