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Appeals System

Appeals System  

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Appellate jurisdiction in the criminal courts is determined by the nature of the offence. In the case of a summary offence, appeals by the defendant against conviction and/or sentence in the ...
arrest

arrest  

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N.The apprehension of a person suspected of criminal activities. Most arrests are made by police officers, although anybody may, under prescribed conditions, effect an arrest. In some cases the ...
arrestable offence

arrestable offence  

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At one time a category of offence for which specific powers of arrest existed. Arrestable, non‐arrestable, and serious arrestable offences were abolished by the Serious Organized Crime and Police Act ...
attempt

attempt  

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May be a crime when it involves the defendant's intent to do an act that goes beyond mere preparation or to cause a consequence that constitutes a substantive crime.See also Criminal Law ...
bill of indictment

bill of indictment  

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A formal written document containing the charges to which the accused will plead at trial in the Crown Court. Under Part 14 of the Criminal Procedure Rules the prosecution is required to draw up the ...
brief of evidence

brief of evidence  

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All relevant evidentiary material relied on by police in a prosecution for a summary offence or an indictable offence being heard summarily. Commonly includes all witness statements, photographs, and ...
citizen's arrest

citizen's arrest  

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An arrest by anyone other than a police officer. Such an arrest is lawful.
committal

committal  

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A pretrial proceeding held in the Magistrates' Court to determine ‘whether there is evidence of sufficient weight to support a conviction for the offence charged’ and thus send the matter ...
compounding an offence

compounding an offence  

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The offence of accepting or agreeing to accept consideration for not disclosing information that might assist in convicting or prosecuting someone who has committed an indictable offence ...
concealing indictable offences

concealing indictable offences  

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The offence under s 5 of the Criminal Law Act 1967 of accepting or agreeing to accept consideration for not disclosing information that might assist in convicting or prosecuting someone who has ...
confiscation order

confiscation order  

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An order that requires an offender convicted by the Crown Court of an indictable offence, who has benefited by at least £5,000 from that offence (or an offence taken into consideration), to pay a sum ...
contamination of goods

contamination of goods  

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An indictable offence under s 38 of the Public Order Act 1986 concerned with contaminating goods, threatening to contaminate goods, claiming to have contaminated goods, or possession of certain ...
controlled drugs

controlled drugs  

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Drugs, usually those with the potential to cause addiction and dependence, that can only be prescribed under guidelines laid down in law.
crime

crime  

Crime doesn't pay a US slogan particularly associated with the 1930s radio crime series The Shadow, in which it was spoken by The Shadow at the end of each broadcast, and with the cartoon detective ...
criminal court

criminal court  

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A court exercising jurisdiction over criminal rather than civil cases. Summary offences and some indictable offences are tried by magistrates' courts; the more serious indictable offences are ...
detention

detention  

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N.Depriving a person of his liberty against his will following arrest. The Police and Criminal Evidence Act 1984 closely regulates police powers of detention and detained persons' rights. In general, ...
disqualification of company directors

disqualification of company directors  

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A person who has been convicted of an indictable (including either way) offence connected with the formation, management, liquidation, or receivership of a company may be disqualified from being a ...
election

election  

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In a broad sense, making a choice that is determinative (final or irrevocable, excluding other possibilities). The term is used in several different contexts in law. For example: (1) A ...
entry without warrant

entry without warrant  

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Entry by a police officer onto private premises without the authority of a warrant. This is in general unlawful except with the occupier's consent (which is revocable), but it is permitted by statute ...
felony

felony  

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N.Formerly, an offence more serious than a misdemeanour. Since 1967 the term has been abandoned (although it is retained in pre-1967 statutes that are still in force) and the law formerly relating to ...

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