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8.52 Firearms—Fugitive From Justice Defined

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8.52 FIREARMS—FUGITIVE FROM JUSTICE DEFINED (18 U.S.C. § 921(a)(15))

A fugitive from justice is a person who has fled from any state to avoid prosecution for a crime or to avoid giving testimony in any criminal proceeding.

Comment

This instruction is appropriate when a firearms offense involves a fugitive from justice. See 18 U.S.C. § 922(d)(2) and (g)(2).