I first represented this gentleman almost two years ago. When I was instructed to act for him he was in prison at HMP Wandsworth having been arrested on a European Arrest Warrant issued by Poland. Long story short. I managed to get him out of prison on bail. I lost the case in the magistrates court despite my best efforts but after an appeal I managed to get the Home Office to agree for him to serve his Polish sentence in the UK.
Why would someone want to do this? Well, in this case the gentleman had been living in the UK for almost 10 years. The prison sentence related to a crime committed when he was a young man. This man now has a family whom he supports and a son born in the UK. If he was extradited, the family would most likely have to return to Poland and their lives would be uprooted. Allowing this gentleman to service his sentence in the UK gives him and his family the ability to remain in this country and keep close to each other. Not to mention the fact that he will be automatically released after the half way mark through his sentence. Its a very good result indeed. If you or a loved one is in a similar position contact a lawyer with experience and a proven track record in these cases, give me a call! Alexander Goscimski.