Can Americans Be Arrested For Breaking U.S. Law Overseas?

How Does Extradition Work?

When traveling abroad, your home country’s laws can extend much further than you may think. How far outside borders do local laws apply?

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What is Extraterritorial Jurisdiction?
“Assertions of legal power beyond territorial borders present lawyers, courts, and scholars with analytical onions comprising layers of national and international legal issues; as each layer peels away, more issues are revealed.”

Extraterritorial Application of American Criminal Law
“Criminal law is usually territorial.”

U.S. Is Now Pursuing Americans Who Commit Sex Crimes Overseas
“One suspect was a convicted pedophile from Baltimore accused of molesting boys in two Asian countries.”

Drug Laws in Bali and the Rest of Indonesia
“The drug scene in Indonesia is something of a contradiction. ”

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