Updated on
Jan, 08 2024
John Joannides
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Kendall Coffey
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What’s the difference between red corner notice & look out notice?

There are two types of notices issued by Interpol: red corner notices and look out notices. Red Corner notices are issued for fugitives wanted for prosecution or to serve a sentence, while lookout notices are issued for missing persons or unidentified bodies. In both cases, the notice is circulated to all member countries of Interpol in an effort to locate the individual in question. One key difference between the two notices is that red corner notices contain information about the charges against the individual, while look-out notices does not. This is because red corner notices are issued at the request of a judicial authority, whereas look-out notices are issued at the request of a police authority. Another difference is that red corner notices remain active until the individual is located, while look out notices is typically canceled after six months.

Red Corner Notice vs look-out notice: What’s the difference?

If you’re wanted by the police, there are two possible notices that could be issued for your arrest: a red corner notice and a look out notice. Both of these notices are issued by Interpol, but there are some key differences between the two.

A red corner notice is issued when there is an active warrant for your arrest in another country. This means that if you travel to a country where a red-corner notice has been issued, you will be arrested and extradited back to the country where the warrant was issued. In contrast, a lookout notice is issued when there is no active warrant for your arrest, but authorities believe that you may be involved in criminal activity. If you are stopped by authorities in a country where a lookout notice has been issued, they may question you and/or search your possessions, but you will not be automatically arrested.
copied from arrest-records.com

Kendall Coffey
Kendall Coffey
I have a long standing passion for criminal law, human rights issues, and politics, all of which are relevant to the practice of Interpol Red Notice defense. While few attorneys have experience with successfully challenging Red Notices, I do.
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