- fugitive from justice
- A person who commits a crime and then withdraws himself from the jurisdiction, whether or not such jurisdiction is his home state. 31 Am J2d Extrad § 15. A person who, having committed a crime, is absent from the state when he is sought to answer therefor and is found within the jurisdiction of another state. 31 Am J2d Extrad § 15. One who, with knowledge that he is being sought pursuant to court process, absents himself or flees, even though he believes himself innocent. Tobin v Casaus, 128 Cal App 2d 588, 275 P2d 792, 49 ALR2d 1419. Under federal law:–a person who, having committed a crime in violation of the laws of the United States, flees from the jurisdiction of the court where the crime was committed, or departs from his usual place of abode and conceals himself within the district. United States v Farrell (CA8 Minn) 87 F2d 957. See, also, Greene v United States (CA5 Ga) 154 F 401.
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fugitive from justice — n. A person who flees to another state or hides after committing a crime, hoping to avoid arrest. The Essential Law Dictionary. Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. Amy Hackney Blackwell. 2008. fugitive from justice … Law dictionary
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fugitive from justice — A person who, having committed a crime, flees from jurisdiction of court where crime was committed or departs from his usual place of abode and conceals himself within the district. A person who, having committed or been charged with crime in one … Black's law dictionary
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flee from justice — Removing one s self from or secreting one s self within jurisdiction wherein offense was committed to avoid arrest; or leaving one s home, residence, or known place of abode, or concealing one s self therein, with intent, in either case, to avoid … Black's law dictionary
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Fugitive — Fu gi*tive, n. 1. One who flees from pursuit, danger, restraint, service, duty, etc.; a deserter; as, a fugitive from justice. [1913 Webster] 2. Something hard to be caught or detained. [1913 Webster] Or Catch that airy fugitive called wit. Harte … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
fugitive — fu·gi·tive / fyü jə tiv/ n: a person who flees; esp: a person who flees one jurisdiction (as a state) for another in order to elude law enforcement personnel Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996. fugitive … Law dictionary