Extradition law governs a complex, international process that involves Canadian courts, the federal government, international law, and a significant number of international treaties.
Extradition is not deportation, which is an immigration law matter. Rather, extradition is the formal procedure where a foreign government requests that the Canadian government arrest and return a person who is in Canada, who is accused, or has been convicted of a crime in the foreign country making the request.
If you are facing a provisional arrest warrant, extradition proceedings, or you are the subject of an extradition order you need knowledgeable, experienced counsel to advise you of your rights and represent you. Greg DelBigio can explain the Canadian extradition process and how it affects you. Greg DelBigio is an experienced lawyer who has considerable experience defending clients at every stage of the extradition process including representation in the British Columbia Supreme Court and the BC Court of Appeal. As such, he is well equipped to quickly assess your case, identify the critical legal issues involved, and effectively protect your rights.
Greg DelBigio frequently defends clients facing extradition proceedings including representing clients in relation to:
- Judicial interim release (bail)
- Extradition hearings before the Supreme Court of British Columbia
- Appeals against orders of committal
- Submissions to the Minister of Justice
- Judicial review of Ministerial decisions under Section 40 of the Extradition Act (including extradition orders)
- Stays of proceedings pending appeals