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criminal law

a body of rules which the State imposes upon individuals for the protection of other individuals and to restrain antisocial behaviour. Criminal law covers such crimes as theft and fraud. Prosecution of the accused is at the instance of the State and could result in imprisonment or fines as a punishment if the accused is found guilty.
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Presenting both complete and partial defenses at the same time might be confusing to the jury, but it would certainly not be the first time that such was done in a criminal case without violating the Fifth Amendment privilege against self-incrimination.(88)
Accumulated files of criminal case of convicted persons were sent to the Baku Court of Grave Crimes.
The letter further states, "As per Supreme Court judgement in Writ Petition (Civil) No.536 of 2011, it is mandatory for candidate having criminal background and for the political party who has set up such a candidate, to inform the public about the criminal case three times on different dates before the last day of campaigning in the polls through print and electronic media."
In East Delhi, out of the three top candidates, two -- BJP's celebrity candidate Gautam Gambhir and AAP's Atishi -- have declared one criminal case each.
The co-rapporteurs of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) for the monitoring of Azerbaijan, Sir Roger Gale (United Kingdom, EC) and Stefan Schennach (Austria, SOC), have expressed their approval at the decision of the General Prosecutor's Office in Azerbaijan to terminate a new criminal case against blogger Mehman Huseynov, Trend reports citing a statement on the Council of Europe's website.
Official records from the anti-graft court said the 89-year-old Marcos had 10 pending criminal cases before her conviction, including criminal case numbers 17287 to 17291, 19225, and 22867 to 22870.
Owing to the fear of being named in a criminal case, the child didn't even go to School and filed an appeal against the case in Session Court.
A criminal case was initiated by the article 153 of Armenia's Criminal Code.
Can I bank the cheque and file a criminal case against him?
Erin Cassinelli, the Little Rock attorney who is defending Katherine Sorensen in the criminal case, filed her own motion for attorney's fees against the federal prosecutors: $7,840.
His criminal case ended in 1997, with the completion of his probation.