Interpol Notice Removal
One of Interpol’s most important functions is to help the member countries’ law enforcement organizations communicate about critical crime-related information. An Interpol International Notice is used to help achieve that goal. Based on a request made by the requesting country’s National Central Bureau (NCB), Interpol produces one of seven types of notices in all four of its official languages – English, French, Spanish, and Arabic. The notice is circulated worldwide.
Interpol Red Notice Removal (“International Wanted Notice”)
An Interpol Red Notice is an arrest warrant (issued for a person wanted for prosecution) or a court order (issued for a person wanted to serve a sentence) issued by the interested country’s judicial authorities. The notice may contain a physical description, photographs and fingerprints if available, occupation, languages spoken, and identity documents. Often, the notice will also contain judicial information, such as the offense with which the person is charged, references to the relevant laws under which the charge is made or conviction was obtained, the maximum penalty that has been or can be imposed, the references of the arrest or of the sentence imposed by the court, and details of the countries from which the requesting country will seek the fugitive’s extradition.
An Interpol Red Notice is considered by many countries as a valid request for provisional arrest. When a Red Notice is considered to be a valid request for a provisional arrest, the appropriate judicial authority in the requested country must make the decision, based on the information in the notice, to have the person provisionally arrested. Subsequent to the arrest, the requesting country is notified of the person’s detention and the formal extradition process will begin.
In the United States, based on the notice alone, federal law prohibits the arrest of the subject of the Red Notice. If the subject is found within the United States, the Criminal Division of the U.S. Department of Justice will make a determination if a valid extradition treaty exists between the U.S. and the requesting country. If the subject is extraditable, and after a diplomatic request for a provisional arrest is received from the requesting country, the facts are communicated to the U.S. Attorney’s Office where the person is located. Then, the U.S. Attorney’s Office will file a Criminal Complaint and obtain an arrest warrant requesting extradition. If the United States is the requesting country the Red Notice is generated by the U.S., the notice will request that the subject be provisionally arrested. The Notice is sent to all 190 Interpol member countries, and is posted at all U.S. border ports of entry. The notice data is also entered into the National Crime Information Center (NCIC). Interpol has the authority to refuse to issue a Red Notice when it is not satisfied that the notice contains all the information needed to formulate a valid request for a provisional arrest. A Red Notice may not be issued if Interpol concludes that the request is based on activity of a political, military, religious, or racial character.
Joffe Law, P.A. has extensive experience representing clients during all stages of an Interpol Red Notice issuance. If a Red Notice has been issued, it is critical to secure experienced counsel at the earliest stages. Call Attorney David Joffe today to regain control of the situation and explore all of your options for Interpol Red Notice Removal.
Interpol Blue Notice (“International Request for Information Notice”)
An Interpol Blue Notice is often used for tracing and locating a person when the decision to extradite has not yet been made. It may also be used to verify a person’s identity, to obtain particulars about his criminal record or to locate witnesses to criminal activity.
Interpol Green Notice (“International Alert Notice”)
An Interpol Green Notice is used to provide warnings and criminal intelligence about individuals who have committed criminal offenses, and are likely to repeat these crimes in other countries.
Interpol Yellow Notice (“International Missing Person Notice”)
This notice is used to help locate missing persons, including children, or to help identify persons who may not be able to identify themselves such as a person suffering from amnesia.
Interpol Black Notice (“International Unidentified Dead Body Notice”)
This notice is used to seek the identity of deceased persons.
Interpol Orange Notice (“Warning Notice”)
This notice is issued to warn police, public entities and other international organizations about potential threats from disguised weapons, parcel bombs and other dangerous materials.
Interpol – United Nations Special Notice
This notice is issued for groups and individuals who are the targets of U.N. sanctions against Al Qaeda and the Taliban.
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