In Extradition Matters, What Is an Identity Hearing?

One of the fundamental requirements to extradite a fugitive to the demanding state is to make sure the person taken into custody, i.e. at customs at LAX, is really the person sought and the subject of a bench or arrest warrant.  How is this confirmed or challenged?  The procedure for doing so is an Identity Hearing.  What happens at such a hearing?  To find out, click on the following link to read a short article about this hearing.

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