What a mess. Everything takes longer when extradition is involved. Jurisdiction for the case still lies in the county where the case would be filed. For example, Tarrant if the warrant is out of Ft. Worth. You need to hire an attorney who practices in that county to start working on the case. She will be able to sort out the status. She may need to file a writ of habeas corpus to get him released. Whether or not this will be successful depends largely on the State's evidence in the case.
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Contesting extradition will slow the process down. You should retain an attorney for your child. He or she can alert the police regarding invocation of your child's constitutional rights. This means that the police cannot interview the child without counsel present.
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You need to hire a criminal defense attorney in the jurisdiction where the allegations are filed. How long does this take? It can take months. The sooner you get the attorney involved the better.
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