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American citizen with notice to appear in Canada

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UStoCA

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I am a US citizen traveling from Canada and was arrested after flight and given a notice to appear in a Canadian court, once for fingerprints and once for the courts appearance.

What would be my options here and what would be the repercussions of missing those dates? Is a warrant issued and is it only valid in the province that issued it? Does it affect me in the US?
 

quincy

Senior Member
For what were you arrested?

If you are facing criminal charges in Canada, you should be speaking to a criminal defense attorney.
 

quincy

Senior Member
To clarify: You should be speaking with a Canadian Defense Attorney.
A U.S. attorney possibly can help prevent extradition. I think an initial consultation with a California attorney would be smart. A Canadian attorney might be necessary later.
 

LdiJ

Senior Member
I am a US citizen traveling from Canada and was arrested after flight and given a notice to appear in a Canadian court, once for fingerprints and once for the courts appearance.

What would be my options here and what would be the repercussions of missing those dates? Is a warrant issued and is it only valid in the province that issued it? Does it affect me in the US?
What were you arrested for? That will make a difference in whether or not they are willing to extradite.
 

quincy

Senior Member
Would an extradition request be made for this?
Possibly. It could be a extraditable offense, going by number 21 in the Schedule of offenses.

That is why you will want to speak to an attorney in California, to help investigate the charge against you more fully and to see what can be done about it without you having to return to Canada.

Good luck.
 

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