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Fugitive Felon Act

The Fugitive Felon Act is a federal law (18 USC 1073) that makes it a felony to cross state lines in order to avoid state-felony prosecution, imprisonment or giving testimony in a state felony case. The purpose of the Fugitive Felon Act is to permit the federal government to assist in the location and arrest of fugitives from state justice. The Act does not replace or substitute for state extradition proceedings. See also fugitive, fugitive from justice, and extradition.