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argylls law 4 arl.

crime a punishable offense against society
embezzlement the criminal conduct of taking another's property or money by a person to whom it has been entrusted
felony a crime punishable by confinement for more than a year in a state prison or by a fine of more than $1,000, or both
misdemeanor a less serious crime
white-collar crimes offenses committed in the business world
theft the wrongful taking of money or personal property belonging to someone else
burglary entering a building without permission when intending to commit a crime
robbery taking of property from another person or immediate presence, against the victim's will, by force or by causing fear
fence one who receives stolen property
forgery is falsely maiking or materially altering a writing to defraud another
extortion obtaining money or other property from a person by wrongful use of force, fear, or the power of office
conspiracy an agreement between two or more persons to commit a crime
arson the willful & illegal burning or exploding of a building
probable cause a reasonable ground for belief
defense is a legal position taken by an accused to defeat the charges against him or her
substantive defense disprove, justify, or excuse the alleged crime
immunity freedom from the prosecution even when one has committed the crime charged
bail the sum of money or property deposited or pledged to guarantee that the arrested person will appear for a preliminary hearing or trial
arrest warrant written court order for the apprehension of an accused
subpoena a command to an individual to appear & testify or produce documents or other evidence in his or her possession
probation restricted status that allows the convicted criminal limited freedom governed by rules laid down by the judge
evidence anything that provides information used to prove or disprove the alleged facts
arraignment the time in which the formal charges in the information are read
Created by: amanda lake