Whoa interesting, where did you see this? I didn't notice anything...? I think?You were listening to Jackie when he said the prisons were overfilled. Crimes don't go unpunished, law is enforced, but yes V and Jackie are criminals and they are trying to avoid the law. If you look at the character creation screen it is evident that someone is looking at his Rap sheet searching for him in night city.
So I guess if that's the answer to my question, I imagine V will CONSTANTLY be on the run, or in hiding, or just trying to avoid leaving evidence the whole entire game? That's gonna be really tense. Might even be exciting. But what happens when V is caught? Just death screen? Game over? Scary.