Does Florida extradite?


Quick Answer

Florida extradites people wanted for crimes in other states. Congress passed the Uniform Criminal Extradition Act in 1985, which facilitated the process of interstate cooperation for the return of fugitives to a demanding state. All 50 states adopted the majority of the provisions set by the Uniform Criminal Extradition Act.

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States generally do not demand the return of violators for small infractions or misdemeanors. The U.S. Constitution stipulates that states should only pursue extradition in cases of felonies and treason. A valid arrest warrant must be prepared in the requesting state, and the formal written request for extradition needs to come from the governor or similar executive authority.

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