It depends on what he was convicted of and whether he received Youthful Offender treatment.
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He is facing whatever he could have been sentenced to back in 1990. The fact that he did not come back voluntarily does not bode well for him. He should retain an experienced criminal defense lawyer.
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Must be a relatively serious charge if NY elected to extradite him 14 years later. Not sure what your stake in this matter is, but your friend will need the assistance of an experienced criminal defense attorney.
San Diego Criminal Defense Attorney--19 years experience. Law Offices of Jay S. Finnecy