Chinese-Speaking Lawyers to protect your rights against Red Notices 

Red Notice is a request for law enforcement worldwide to locate and provisionally arrest a person who is wanted by a country or an international tribunal with a view to extradition. These notices are issued by International Criminal Police Organisation Interpol at the request of its member countries and are based on valid arrest warrants issued by a competent judicial authority.

We can help you understand the implications of a Red Notice and the steps that can be taken to challenge or remove it. Our lawyers will analyse the underlying criminal charges and advise you on the best course of action, which may include challenging the validity of the warrant, negotiating with the requesting country for a resolution, or seeking political asylum.

If you have received a Red Notice and need to verify its legitimacy or challenge it, our experienced lawyers are here to help.

We understand that dealing with a Red Notice can be a complex and overwhelming process, and we strive to make the process as smooth and stress-free as possible for our clients.

Our goal is to provide our clients with the highest level of legal representation and support during what can be a very stressful and challenging time. Our lawyers can help in the following ways:

  • submit a pre-emptive request for access to help individuals who anticipate that they may be subject to a Red Notice to monitor whether a Red Notice has been issued against them and take necessary actions to challenge it;
  • review the Red Notice to determine its legal basis and to assess whether the notice is lawful;
  • challenge the Red Notice on various grounds, such as lack of legal basis, violation of human rights, or political motivation;
  • negotiate with Interpol to have the Red Notice removed or modified, especially in cases where the notice is based on a misunderstanding or inaccurate information.
  • apply for a revision of the Red Notice, which involves presenting new evidence that was not available at the time of the initial request; and
  • defend against extradition in court.

Frequently asked question

Is a Red Notice international warrant?

It is not an international arrest warrant, but rather a tool used to facilitate cooperation between countries in criminal matters.

What would happen if I ignored the red notice?

If a person is subject to a Red Notice, it could lead to increased scrutiny by law enforcement agencies and difficulties in travelling internationally.

If you ignore a Red Notice, you may be subject to arrest and extradition to the country that requested the notice. Even if you are not in a country that has an extradition treaty with the requesting country, you may still be detained and held until an extradition request can be processed.

Ignoring a Red Notice may also have serious consequences on your visa, permanent residency, and citizenship applications. Therefore, if you have received a Red Notice or are facing extradition, it’s important to seek legal advice as soon as possible to discuss your options and protect your rights.

Can a Red Notice be challenged or removed?

Yes, a Red Notice can be challenged or removed.

In general, a Red Notice can be challenged if there is evidence of a lack of legal basis, a violation of human rights, or political motivation. Additionally, it may be possible to negotiate with Interpol to remove or modify the Red Notice, especially if the notice is based on a misunderstanding or inaccurate information.

However,  as the process for doing so varies depending on the individual case and the member country involved, it is crucial to seek legal advice as soon as possible to help navigate the complex legal procedures involved.

What should I do if I believe a Red Notice has been wrongly issued against me?

If you believe a Red Notice has been wrongly issued against you, you should contact us as soon as possible to discuss your options. Your lawyer can help you challenge the request and work towards having it removed.

^This FAQ content is general in nature and not intended as legal advice. For specific legal advice regarding your situation, we strongly advise you to consult with experienced lawyers.

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If you have received a Red Notice, Canaan Lawyers is committed to helping you achieve the best possible outcome. Our experienced lawyers will fight for your rights and work tirelessly to minimise the impact of the charges on your life. Contact us today to schedule a consultation with us.

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