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Argylls LAW Ch 4 SNZ

A punishable offense against society.. Crime
A crime punishable by confinement for more than a year in a state prison or by a fine more than $1,000, or both-- or even death.. Felony
Offenses committed in the business world.. white-collar crimes
wrongful taking of money or personal property belonging to someone else, with intent to deprive the owner of it.. also known as theft.. Larceny
One who obtains money or other property by lying about past or existing face is guilty of.. False pretenses
Falsely making or materially altering a writing to defraud another.. Forgery
Unlawfully offering or giving anything of value to influence performance of an official in the carrying out of hiss or her public or legal duties.. Bribery
Obtaining money or other property from a person by wrongful use of force, fear, or the power of office. Extortion (also known as blackmail)
An agreement between two or more persons to commit a crime is called.. Conspiracy
The willful and illegal burning or exploding of a building.. Arson
A reasonable ground for belief.. Probable cause
A legal position taken by an accused to defeat the charges against him or her.. Defense
This is based on problems with the way evidence is obtained or the way an accused person is arrested, questioned, tried, or punished. Procedural defense
Disprove, justify, or excuse the alleged crime.. Substantive defense
The force that appears to be reasonably necessary to the victim to prevent death, serious bodily harm, rape, or kidnapping.. Self-defense
Freedom from prosecution even when one has committed the crime charged.. Immunity
Action that hinders the administration of justice.. Contempt of court
An accused person may agree to plead guilty to a less serious crime in exchange for having a more serious charge dropped.. Plea bargain
A written accusation declaring that there is sufficient evidence to try the identified for a specified crime.. Indictment
A sum of money or property deposited or pledged to guarantee that the arrested person will appear for a preliminary hearing or trial.. Bail
Created by: SZirkle