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I have been granted an Order of Nondisclosure. This was filed as a Class B Misdemeanor, with the "CHARGES" being Failure to ID/False/Fict Info.  The information Re: "CHARGES" are reflected on all documents I have received from the PD and  the Court.

The problem I have encountered is this
The Legal Document sent to me by the Assistant DA states something DIFFERENT under the "CHARGES" section of the Order of Nondisclosure.
It states Failure to ID/Fugitive from Justice.

I have been advised to review this document and respond with any corrections or questions before I sign it and email it back.  The secondary part of the "Charge" should state False/Fict Info NOT Fugitive from Justice. Because from what I understand Fugitive from Justice means that you have or had a warrant out for your arrest and are running from the law. This is not the case then or now. I need to know if I should ask the DA to correct this info on the document before I sign it?  Reason I'm asking is I do not want to upset the DA acting as If I know more than he does, regarding the (what I feel is incorrect) wrong term used under the "Charges" section of the document.  Because sometimes the way the law reads I could be mistaken and I don't want to come across as a know it all and he comes back with some cocky answer stating that it's the same thing or something like that.
 So is this the wrong wording that he used under the "CHARGES" section of the Order of Nondisclosure
Yes or No? Please advise accordingly.
Thank you,

Considering All the research I have done my findings indicate the  following:

1) A "Fugitive from Justice" charge is a Class A misdemeanor. MINE is a CLASS B.

2) Definition from the Law Library
"Fugitive from Justice"  An individual who, after having committed a criminal offense, leaves the jurisdiction of the court where such crime has taken place or hides within such jurisdiction to escape prosecution.

NOTE: Currently I do not have any warrants out for my arrest nor did I have any warrants out for my arrest prior to these charges.
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On its face, you should not sign this document if there is a charge as a "Fugitive from Justice" that is either unwarranted or inaccurate. Such a charge can have serious repercussions with a bail/bond should you ever be charged for an offense in the future.

We would suggest that you contact the DA and have them CLARIFY what the charges are and what level BEFORE you sign anything. Should you not get a satisfactory answer, you might consider contacting a licensed attorney.

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