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Chapter 4 Vocab


contempt of court action that hinders the administration of justice in court
crime punishable offense against society
defense at criminal law, a legal position that allows the defendant to escape criminal liability
felony crime punishable by more than one year in jail, a fine of more than $1,000, or both
immunity freedom from prosecution for a crime
misdemeanor crime punishable by up to one year in jail, a fine of less than $1,000, or both
plea bargaining 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
probable cause a reasonable ground for belief
procedural defense defense based on problems with the way evidence is obtained or the way the accused person is arrested, questioned, tried, or punished
punishment penalty provided by law and imposed by a court
self-defense use of force that appears reasonably necessary for the self-protection of an intended victim
substantive defense defenses that disprove, justify, or otherwise excuse the alleged crime
vicarious criminal liability substituted criminal liability
white-collar crime 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
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