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Intro to Law.
|A relatively serious offense punishable by death or by confinement in prison for more than 1 year.
|A less serious crime generally punishable by a fine or by incarceration in jail for not more than 1 year.
|The administrative recording of an arrest. Typically, the suspect's name, the charge, and perhaps the suspect's fingerprints or photograph are entered into the police blotter.
|A pretrial stage to hear the formal information or indictment and to allow the defendant to enter a plea.
|The seizure of a person or the taking of a person into custody, either actual physical custody, as when a suspect is handcuffed by a police officer, or constructive.
|A written order directing law enforcement officers to arrest a person. The charge or charges against a suspect are specified on the warrant.
|A charging document specifying that an offense has been committed by a person or persons named or described. It usually used for misdemeanors and ordinance violations.
|Any standard or rule regarding what human beings should or should not think, say, or do under given circumstances.
|A written order from a court directing law enforcement officers to conduct a search or to arrest a person.
|The right or authority of a justice agency to act in regard to a particular subject matter, territory, or person.