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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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He was prosecuted by Alabama and the federal government for having a gun after an earlier conviction for robbery.
"Just like when you commit a crime of theft, you return the money, but you can still be prosecuted," he added.
Commenting on the case of an alleged pipeline kingpin, Shaibu Ogunmola, arrested by Nigerian Navy in January, Anele said the suspect had yet to be prosecuted.
For example, if a person is stopped for a traffic violation and the officer smells marijuana, will the state's attorney's office consider the smell probable cause to search the vehicle, knowing that marijuana possession will not be prosecuted? If a citizen with a lengthy criminal record is arrested for marijuana possession and has failed to appear for court several times, will the charges be dropped at the commissioner's bail review hearing, or will that person remain incarcerated, assuming that person has been picked up, until the trial date, at which point the state would nolle prosequi those charges?
The cases were broken down into: Prosecuted and accused found culpable (31), Defaulted the orders of the committee and were disqualified (2), Prosecuted accused found not culpable and dismissed for lack of merit (14).
Last prosecuted fraudsters around The Department of Work and Pensions (DWP) have released figures showing just how many people in the CV postcode area have attempted to cheat the system over the course of the last three years.
The designated terrorist should be "prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law," State Department spokesperson Heather Nauert responded to a question on the Pakistani Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi decision not to prosecute Saeed.
TheUnitedStateshas said that the banned Jamaatud Dawa (JuD) Chief Hafiz Saeed should be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law as Washington regards him as a terrorist."We have made our points and our concerns to the Pakistani government very clear.
Former BHS owner to be prosecuted over pensions DOMINIC Chappell, the former BHS owner, is to be prosecuted by The Pensions Regulator for failing to provide information to an investigation into the sale of the collapsed retailer.
The Public Prosecution Service (PPS) said four men questioned in relation to the incident are to be prosecuted.
SEVEN Teesside businesses were prosecuted for food hygiene breaches last year.
While the US did eventually fine the British bank $1.92 billion for intentionally breaking US sanctions in doing business with Iran, Libya, Sudan, Cuba and Myanmar, it could have prosecuted HSBC criminally for "blatant" violations of US laws, the report said.