Flight from prosecution

Definition of Flight from prosecution

The evading of the course of justice by voluntarily withdrawing one’s self in order to avoid arrest or detention, or the institution or continuance of criminal proceedings, regardless of whether one leaves jurisdiction. Also comprehends continued concealment. Such is considered to exist when an accused departs from the vicinity of the crime under circumstances such as to indicate a sense of fear, or of guilt or to avoid arrest, even before the defendant has been suspected of the crime. Williams v. State, Fla.App., 268 So.2d 566. See e.g. 18 U.S.C.A. §§ 1073, 1074. See also Escape; Flee from justice; Fugitive.

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