When Can I Be Extradited To The US From Latin America In A Drug-Related Case?
It’s very common for US law enforcement authorities to issue warrants for arrests of individuals in Latin America. It happens throughout Latin America, Central America, and South America. These are valid warrants and they will be executed. The individuals are then housed or jailed in a local jail in whichever country they are in, waiting for extradition to take place. If there is a violation in the United States and US authorities issue an arrest warrant for that individual, they can be arrested in a foreign country and they can and will be extradited.
How Do Federal Drug Charges Differ From State Drug Charges?
In the state of Florida, minimum mandatory sentences are assigned to drug cases. We also have minimum mandatory sentences assigned at the federal level. If I were a drug offender and I could choose whether to go with state or federal charges, I think I would choose state because the process has a lot more give to it. The federal system is more tightly controlled and more exacting.
Can Police Execute A Warrantless Search Of A Residence Or Vehicle If They Suspect A Drug Offense?
In a home, the police cannot search without a warrant, other than some rare exceptions. In a car, they can search without a warrant, if they have probable cause, because cars can move. If police had to go to a judge to get a warrant, by the time they got back, the car would be gone.
Can A Passenger Receive A Drug-Related Charge If Drugs Are Discovered In The Vehicle?
When drugs are found in vehicles, sorting out whether that person has legal liability for it is not an easy thing to do. It’s also when you need good criminal defense counsel to help you through the process. You can definitely be charged, as a passenger.
What Are The Penalties For A Drug-Related Conviction In Florida As Well As At Federal Level?
On the federal level, they do not prosecute simple possession cases, so there are no alternative programs for first-time offenders. At the state level, there are alternative programs. The state will prosecute cases that run from simple possession all the way up through the more serious trafficking cases.
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