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CAPITAL OFFENSE  look up translate image
In Missouri, the commission of murder in the first degree, i.e., killing another person with deliberation, is punishable by a sentence of death, or life imprisonment without the possibility of probation or parole.
CHARGE  look up translate image
A formal accusation filed by the prosecutor's office that a specific person has committed a specific crime; also referred to as "pressing charges."
CIRCUIT COURT  look up translate image
In Missouri, the Circuit Court has jurisdiction in criminal matters over all felonies.
COMPLAINT  look up translate image
A preliminary charge made by the state that a person has committed a specified offense.
CONCURRENT SENTENCES  look up translate image
Running together -- concurrent sentences run, or are served, at the same time.
CONSECUTIVE SENTENCES  look up translate image
Sentences run one after the other.
CONTINUANCE  look up translate image
A delay or postponement of a court hearing; the case is said to be "continued" when it has been delayed or postponed. A case can be continued for good cause, such as illness or witness unavailability, or by agreement of the parties.
CONVICTION  look up translate image
A judgment of the court, based either on the decision of a jury or judge that the defendant is guilty of the crime for which he or she was tried.
CRIME  look up translate image
A violation of the law.
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Criminal terms
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  • 20 Criminal Terms You Should Know
    www.dailywritingtips.com
    The concept of crime varies from time to time and from place to place. Here are some terms used to describe some different types of crime in the U.S.
  • Criminal Background Records Glossary - Criminal Justice Terms and Definitions - Criminal Records Glossary
    www.criminalbackgroundrecords.com
    Criminal Background Records Glossary: Appellate Court, Arrest, Arson, Assault, Battery, Blackmail, Burglary, Circuit Courts, Conviction, Attorney, Sentence, Weapon, Defendant,Delinquency, Extortion, Felony, Fine, Fraud, Guilty, Homicide, Illicit, Injunction, Intoxication, Kidnapping, Juvenile, Larceny, Manslaughter, Magistrate, Murder, Negligence, Warrant, Parole, Perjury, Rape, Probation, Theft
  • CRIMINAL JUSTICE TERMS
    mova.missouri.org
  • Glossary of Michigan Criminal Terms --- Michigan Prosecuting Attorneys Coordinating Council
    www.michiganprosecutor.org
    Legal glossary ... Michigan Prosecuting Attorneys Coordinating Council; 116 W. Ottawa, Ste 200; Lansing, MI, USA 48933