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Do all states extradite criminals back to the state where the crime was committed?


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2008-08-27 05:45:32
2008-08-27 05:45:32

The United States work together to try and make the legal system as effective as possible. Sometimes, if someone is charged with a crime in one state and and they are caught in another state, there are no problems, and the subject is sent back to the charging state. But if the subject is charged with a crime in the first state, and then caught in the second with a crimminal charge in the second state, there will be some quarrel over who gets the subject. Usually, the state with the most serious charges and the heaviest "punishment allowable". (unless the death penalty is on the table and then all bets are off) If the subject is convicted of the charges then, after that trial, they are sent to face the other charges in the remaining state. The sentences are usually consecitive, if convicted of all charges from both states. Sometimes, if it is a really terrible crime, a state will fight to keep them after the conviction, to serve out their sentence first, and then go on to face the lesser charges in the second state. If the subject is not convicted of the first state's charges then they are sent to the second state to face those charges.

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