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Extradition, which refers to a person facing a charge in a different country and being transferred to that country for prosecution or to serve a sentence, can be a complicated process. Even well-versed criminal lawyers often find themselves puzzled at how to navigate the system.

The lawyers at Martland & Saulnier have extensive experience handling extradition cases. We are familiar with the proceedings associated with extradition hearings and surrender decisions, and are keenly aware of how to move forward with our client’s best interests in mind. We work closely with counsel in the other country to ensure that every measure is being taken to work towards an optimal outcome.

Covering every aspect of the extradition process.

Our work covers every aspect of the extradition process, from submissions to the Minister of Justice before extradition is formally commenced, to appeals challenging either the court’s committal order or the Minister’s surrender order or both. This includes both the committal (court) and surrender (Minister) stages, as well as applying for bail for our client. We work closely with lawyers in the “requesting state,” the country seeking extradition, to ensure our client can get to the root of the situation and have a full understanding of the impact of certain steps.

We have represented clients facing charges in:
  • the United States
  • Australia
  • Hong Kong
  • the Philippines
  • the Czech Republic
  • the Netherlands
About us

Martland & Saulnier is a leading Vancouver criminal law firm. We have been recognized by Canadian Lawyer magazine as one of the top criminal law boutiques in Canada for 2022-2023. We help people from every walk of life, with all types of criminal cases.

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