NH CrJI 1.19. FLIGHT BY THE DEFENDANT

NH CrJI 1.19. FLIGHT BY THE DEFENDANT

State: New Hampshire

NH CrJI 1.19. FLIGHT BY THE DEFENDANT [1985]

Evidence has been presented that the defendant fled from the police. Such flight may have been motivated by a variety of reasons. Flight does not create a presumption of guilt. Innocent people sometimes have a fear of authority which does not necessarily reflect actual guilt. However, you may consider flight as tending to show feelings of guilt, and you may also consider feelings of guilt as evidence tending to show actual guilt, but you are not required to do so. You should consider the evidence of flight by the defendant in connection with all other evidence in the case and decided how important you think it is.

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