Fugitive Clause Law and Legal Definition

Fugitive clause is a clause in the U.S. Constitution that provides that a citizen of each state is entitled to all privileges and immunities enjoyed by citizens of the country. An exception to this clause is when a person is charges with treason, felony, or other crime. Pursuant to USCS Const. Art. IV, § 2, Cl 2 “A Person charged in any State with Treason, Felony, or other Crime, who shall flee from Justice, and be found in another State, shall on Demand of the executive Authority of the State from which he fled, be delivered up, to be removed to the State having Jurisdiction of the Crime”.

This clause as referred under USCS Const. Art. IV, § 2, Cl 2, states that “a Person charged in any State with Treason, Felony, or other Crime, who shall flee from Justice, and be found in another State, shall on Demand of the executive Authority of the State from which he fled, be delivered up, to be removed to the State having Jurisdiction of the Crime”.