Fugitive from Justice


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Fugitive from Justice

An individual who, after having committed a criminal offense, leaves the jurisdiction of the court where such crime has taken place or hides within such jurisdiction to escape prosecution.

A fugitive from justice who flees from one state to another may be subjected to Extradition in the state to which he or she has fled.

fugitive from justice

n. a person convicted or accused of a crime who hides from law enforcement in the state or flees across state lines to avoid arrest or punishment. Under Article IV, Section 2, Governors are required to "deliver up" and return any fugitive from justice to the state where they allegedly committed the crime, a process called extradition. (See: extradition)

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STOWE, another fugitive from justice who was also charged in 1989 for his participation in the same distribution and importation conspiracy, will be sentenced by Judge Gorton.
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BULGER remains a fugitive from justice on these and earlier RICO charges brought against him in January of 1995, and is currently on the FBI's Ten Most Wanted Fugitives List.
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Lepage, 42, of the Worcester County House of Correction, fugitive from justice on a court warrant, dismissed returned to Connecticut.