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In flagrante delicto is a legal term often literally translated from Latin as "in a blazing offence". In the United States this would sometimes be translated as "caught red-handed".

In flagrante delicto has important meaning in certain criminal justice systems. For instance in France investigating police have more extensive powers of search and seizure of the crime was in flagrante delicto. Similarly, the the Egyption Constitution provides that individual freedom is not subject to violation except in cases of flagrante delicto.[1]


  1. Constitution of Egypt Arts. 165-168.