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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Santos, 32, of the Worcester County House of Correction, fugitive from justice on a court warrant, dismissed, returned to Connecticut.
Michael Bolio, 24, of the Worcester County House of Correction, fugitive from justice on a court warrant, dismissed.
Kenvin, 56, of the Worcester County House of Correction, fugitive from justice on a court warrant, dismissed, rendicted (returned) to Vermont.
Warner, 35, of the Souza-Baranowski Correctional Center, fugitive from justice on a court warrant, dismissed, rendicted (returned) to New Hampshire.
He, however, was disqualified by the Commission on Elections because of his record as a fugitive from justice. He evaded arrest from 2014 to January 2016 when he surrendered to the NBI.
Gardner Jr., 29, of the Worcester County House of Correction, fugitive from justice on a court warrant, dismissed, returned to Connecticut.
Barry Pollack SC claims that Walsh, as a fugitive from justice, does not have the right to use the courts to get his children back.
Maguire, 32, of the Worcester County House of Correction, fugitive from justice on a court warrant, dismissed.
Considering that the respondent is a fugitive from justice, he therefore possesses a disqualification expressly stated under the law.
He was arraigned on a charge of being a fugitive from justice in Central District Court, where he signed a waiver allowing authorities from Puerto Rico to pick him up.
SMARTING from allegations online that it had a hand in the supposed disappearance of expelled Iglesia ni Cristo (INC) member Lowell Menorca, the religious sect called him a mere fugitive from justice.
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