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Law Fall Semester

reviewing fall semester vocabs

TermDefinition
Exclusionary Rule Evidence obtained illegally cannot be used in court.
Acquit
Jail A place where people are kept either while they wait for trial or sentencing or while they serve a sentence for a misdemeanor.
Convict The person who has been found guilty of a crime
Prision A place where people who are serving long sentences for having committed felonies are kept.
Double Jeopardy Being charged twice for the same crime.
Miranda Rights Rights of the accused that the police must read upon arrest of an individual.
Indictment Formal charges handed down by the grand jury.
Probable Cause A reasonable belief, known personally or through reliable source that a specific person has committed.
Bill of Rights The first 10 Amendments.
Arson Burning another persons property.
Felony A serious crime
Misdemeanor A minor crime
Homicide Taking someone's life.
Vandalism Destruction of someone else's problem
Actus Reus Unlawful act
Mens Rea Intent
Created by: QueenNatasha