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European Arrest Warrant Requests

Hodge Jones & Allen has conducted hundreds of European Arrest Warrant cases issued from almost every EU country. The EAW was designed to be a fast-track extradition process between EU member states. This makes it all the more important to seek expert legal advice at the earliest opportunity.

A European Arrest Warrant (EAW) can be issued by any EU member state if the alleged offence could result in a prison sentence of at least one year or if the person requested has been sentenced to at least four months imprisonment Once the EAW has been issued, an arrest can be made by the police in any EU member state.

There are a number of bars to extradition that can be raised to resist extradition and in every case the Judge must decide whether a person’s extradition is compatible with the European Convention on Human Rights.

If the Judge orders a person’s extradition there is an automatic right of appeal to the High Court against that decision.

Hodge Jones & Allen can advise on how the law applies in your case and will robustly defend your rights if there are any grounds to challenge extradition.

Our European arrest warrant specialists are part of our London based extradition team. We have almost four decades of experience helping clients from around the UK with a wide variety of legal matters. For expert legal advice use our contact form or call us on 0808 250 6017 today.