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International Crimes

International crime cases can include a variety of charges for several different offenses. Often times, international criminal defense cases are extremely complicated, requiring specialized knowledge of laws in multiple jurisdictions and countries. This means each case requires a specific attention to detail and a great deal of dedication from an attorney. An international criminal defense lawyer at Goldstein, Goldstein, Hilley & Orr can help you through this lengthy process.

San Antonio International Crimes Attorney

When you are accused of a crime that allegedly has been committed across national boundaries, you need a lawyer who understands the unique issues that arise in international criminal investigations and prosecutions. The laws are constantly changing in the emerging international criminal justice system. Our attorneys at Goldstein, Goldstein, Hilley & Orr have the talent and skill to handle these unique types of cases.

We are experienced in fighting international extradition cases to protect our clients. We represent individuals when a foreign government seeks to extradite the person from the United States. We also represent clients living in another country when the United States seeks to extradite the person back to the United States.

At Goldstein, Goldstein, Hilley & Orr, we have broad experience representing individual and corporate clients that are being investigated for, or charged with, violations of federal criminal laws involving international activities. Call us at 210-226-1463 to discuss your situation with an experienced criminal defense attorney.


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Possible International Criminal Charges

Just as crimes can be state and federal offenses, they also can be international offenses. Certain crimes are international by their nature. For example, they may be committed in more than one country, in which case they are considered transborder crimes. International crimes also could be committed in international zones, such as the high seas or international airspace. 

The attorneys at Goldstein, Goldstein, Hilley & Orr are highly experienced at analyzing the evidence and building defenses against a wide variety of different types of international criminal charges, including:

  • Financial and corporate crimes
  • Drug crimes International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) violations
  • Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) violations
  • Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) violations
  • Human trafficking and sex trade offenses
  • Alien smuggling and illegal immigration offenses

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Challenging the Evidence

When a law enforcement agency, such as the FBI, DEA, ICE, Department of Homeland Security or Customs, has built a case against you based on actions or conduct that allegedly occurred in multiple countries, special evidentiary procedures apply. You need an attorney who understands those procedures and can take every opportunity to challenge the evidence against you.

If you have been charged with an international criminal offense, you can count on our firm’s many years of experience helping clients protect their rights and interests during investigations, grand jury proceedings, pretrial proceedings, criminal trials and appeals. We aggressively fight to build a strong defense in your case and work to get the best possible results.


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Resources for International Offenses

Encyclopedia Britannica - This link defines International Criminal Law and explains some of the crimes that could qualify as an international offense. This link also explains the difference between some national and international offenses.

Drug Enforcement Administration - The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) enforces the controlled substances laws and regulations of the United States and brings it to the criminal and civil justice systems of the United States.

National Human Trafficking Resource Center - The National Human Trafficking Resource Center (NHTRC) is a national anti-trafficking hotline and resource center serving victims and survivors of human trafficking and the anti-trafficking community.

International Criminal Defense Attorneys Association - The International Criminal Defense Attorneys Association (ICDAA) is an international non-governmental organization (INGO) dedicated to strengthening fair trial rights and an independent legal profession in the international criminal justice system.


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Finding the Best International Crimes Attorney in Bexar County

If you need an international crimes attorney based in Texas, contact Goldstein, Goldstein, Hilley & Orr to discuss your case. The San Antonio international crimes defense attorneys represent clients throughout the United States and abroad in extradition cases and on the underlying criminal charges. Call us at 210-226-1463 to discuss your case.

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