Flight Legal Meaning and Definition

Here is a simplified definition of the legal term Flight.

Flight (noun)

  1. The act of immediately leaving or fleeing from a particular place, often a place of residence or usual stay, without providing any information or notice. This is typically done to avoid or escape an situation or event that is likely to happen if the person remains in that place.

  2. The intended evasion or avoidance of legal prosecution or apprehension by suddenly becoming untraceable or unreachable.

Example: If a suspected person takes a 'flight', it means he or she leaves their known location unexpectedly to avoid being captured or facing potential legal consequences.