Fleeing Felon Rule Law and Legal Definition

The fleeing felon rule under common law permits the use of deadly force against a felon who is clearly in flight from apprehension. The Social Security' Administration also has a fleeing felon rule, allowing SSI, Social Security Disability or Social Security Retirement benefits to be cut off if a felon is fleeing to escape prosecution for a crime, fleeing after a conviction, fleeing to avoid giving testimony, or violating probation or parole.