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Argylls Law 4-HRB

Crime punishable offense against society
Vicarious Criminal Liability officer can be held criminally liable
Felony crime punishable by confinement for more than a year in a state prison or by a fine of more than $1,000, or both-or even death
Misdemeanor punishable by confinement in a county or city jail for one year or less, or both
White-Collar Crimes offenses committed in the business world
Probable Cause reasonable ground for belief
Defense legal position taken by an accused to defeat the charges against him or her
Procedural Defenses based on problems with the way evidence is obtained or the way an accused person is arrested, questioned, tried, or punished
Substantive Defenses disprove, justify, or excuse the alleged crime
Self-Defense use of the force that appears to be reasonably necessary to the victim to prevent death, serious bodily harm, rape, or kidnapping
Immunity freedom from prosecution even when one has committed the crime charged
Contempt of Court action that hinders the administration of justice
Punishment any penalty provided by law and imposed by a court
Plea Bargain an accused person agrees to plead guilty to a less serious crime in exchange for having a more serious charge dropped
Indictment a written accusation declaring that there is sufficient evidence to try the identified individual for a specified crime
Arraignment formal charges in the information or in the indictment are read
Preliminary Hearing the evidence against her or him will be presented to the court so it may determine whether there is sufficient cause to hold the defendant for trial
Bail sum of money or property deposited or pledged to guarantee that the arrested person will appear for a preliminary hearing or trial
Subpoena command to an individual to appear and testify or produce documents or other evidence in his or her possession
Voir Dire determine their ability to judge ably and impartially the matter to be placed for them
Verdict decision of the jury
Created by: hrbanda