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Extradition by Arcelio Hernandez, Esq. Extradition is a special process, involving international law, including treaties and conventions, and local administrative, process, penal and a special extradition law. An experienced lawyer can really make a difference in a successful representation. In general terms, extradition is the formal process by which an individual is delivered from the country where he is located, the requested country, to the requesting country, in order to face criminal prosecution, or if already convicted, to serve a sentence. The participants in extradition are therefore the two countries and the individual who is the subject of the proceedings. The individual being requested for extradition has fundamental rights that must be respected and guaranteed, under our judicial system. Attorney Arcelio Hernandez has represented several important extradition cases. In most cases, he has been able to knock off charges and currently he is defending persons requested by the United States government where a final decision is pending. Cases involve financial crimes and well as international parental kidnapping cases. Our firm has developed a reputation as an advocate of father’s rights, and has fought to defend the visitation rights of fathers unjustly separated from their offspring. But the firm has also represented many women where the man is the one who neglects his responsibilities, so there is a desire to maintain a just balance in matters involving gender issues. One client, Michael W. Lewis whose name was made public in the news, was requested by the United States after bringing his daughters to Costa Rica. Out of a total of 15 counts, attorney Arcelio Hernandez fought to bring down the number of charges for which extradation was granted, and in the end only two counts of international parental kindnapping were authorized for extradition, which under the Treaty of Extradition between Costa Rican and the United States, means that he could only be tried for those two counts, not the other counts involving inter-state financial crimes. He is just one example of the ample experience attorney Arcelio Hernandez has representing clients in the extradition process. Here are links to some news stories involving extradition cases handled by attorney Arcelio Hernandez Mussio:   http://www‌.amcostari‌ca.com/111212.htm http://www‌.amcostari‌ca.com/090902.htm (This one is very important! I was able to knock off 13 out of 15 charges). http://wfn‌ode01.naci‌on.com/201‌0-05-09/Su‌cesos/Nota‌Principal/‌Sucesos2363784.aspx http://www‌.amcostari‌ca.com/200‌8072201.htm   Important News Article Court cuts counts in abduction case By the A.M. Costa Rica staff  Michael Louis is a U.S. citizen detained in Moravia in north San José because...

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