The circumstances surrounding extradition are extremely delicate in regards to this question.  The only way extradition may be challenged is if there is a mistake of identity.  Extradition arises when a person is charged with a crime under state statute and flees the state.  Most states will follow the procedures set forth in the Uniform Criminal Extradition Act when extraditing an accused from one state to another.

Under the U.S. Constitution, states are not given the power to review the underlying charge and can only consider whether the petitioner is the person named in the request for extradition.  For these reasons, it would be best to seek experienced counsel that is well versed in this area of law and can represent you in the state of your crime.

If you have any further questions regarding criminal law in Connecticut, please contact Joseph C. Maya, Esq. at (203) 221-3100 or e-mail him directly at