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Argylls Law 4 JDF

Punishable offense aginst society Crime
Substituted criminal liability Vicarious Criminal Liability
A crime punishable by confinement for more than a year in a state prison or by a fine of more than $1,000 Felony
A less serious crime Misdemeanor
Crime typically committed in the workplace that does not involve violence or force nor does it cause injury to people or physical damage to property White-Collar Crimes
The wrongful taking of money or personal property belonging to someone else Larceny
One who receives stolen property Fence
One who obtains money or other property by lying about a past or existing fact 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 his or her public or legal duties Bribery
A reasonable ground for belief Probable Cause
At criminal law, a legal position that allows the defendant to escape criminal liability Defense
A sum of money or property deposited or pledged to guarantee that the arrested person will appear for a preliminary hearing or trial Bail
Jury's decision in a case Verdict
Penalty provided by law and imposed by a court Punishment
Use of force that appears reasonably necessary for the self-protection of an intended victim Self-defense
A written accusation which declares that there is sufficient evidence to try the identified individual for a specified crime Indictment
Court proceeding at which the evidence against the defendant will be presented to the court so it may determine whether there is sufficient cause to hold him or her for trial Preliminary Hearing
Court proceeding during which the formal charges in the information or the indictment are read Arraignment
Agreement with prosecutor allowing defendant to plead guilty to a lesser crime than the more serious one he or she likely would be charged with Plea Bargain
Created by: jdforbes