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The DC Code: § 23-903 "Fresh pursuit" defined.

Index23 Criminal Procedure. (Refs & Annos)

For purposes of this chapter, the term "fresh pursuit" shall include fresh pursuit as defined by the common law, also the pursuit of a person who has committed a felony or one who the pursuing officer has reasonable grounds to believe has committed a felony. It shall also include the pursuit of a person who the pursuing officer has reasonable grounds to believe has committed a felony, although no felony has actually been committed, if there is reasonable ground for believing that a felony has been committed. Such term shall not necessarily imply an instant pursuit, but pursuit without unreasonable delay.

Historical and Statutory

Prior Codifications 1981 Ed., § 23-903. 1973 Ed., § 23-903. Legislative History of Laws Law 7-104, the "Technical Amendments Act of 1987," was introduced in Council and assigned Bill No. 7-346, which was referred to the Committee of the Whole. The Bill was adopted on first and second readings on November 24, 1987 and December 8, 1987, respectively. Signed by the Mayor on December 22, 1987, it was assigned Act No. 7-124 and transmitted to both Houses of Congress for its review. DC CODE § 23-903 Current through December 11, 2012

Credits

(July 29, 1970, 84 Stat. 634, Pub. L. 91-358, title II, § 210(a); Apr. 30, 1988, D.C. Law 7-104, § 7(f), 35 DCR 147.)