malicious burning to destroy property.
any diliberate attempt or threat to inflict bodily injury upon another person and with apparent ability to do so.
entering a building unlawfully with intent to commit a felony or to steal valuable property.
mentioned in reference to legal sources that support a proposition of law to be established.
pertaining to crimes against a person or persons.
an agreement among conspirators.
anyone who has committed a criminal offense (a crime against the state) or who has been proven guilty of such an offense.
In a civil case, the person or organization against whom the plaintiff brings suit; in a criminal case, the person accused of the crime.
punishment used to discourage crime.
a division of the trial court (federal or state), serving a specific geographic area, with only one judge usually required to hear and decide a case.
abuse, physical or mental, that occurs within the home.
an intentional action or lack of action causing the merciful death of someone suffering from a terminal illness or incurable condition.
a crime more serious than a misdemeanor and punishable by imprisonment for more than one year or death.
holding or held in trust.
premeditated murder or murder commintted with extreme cruelty.
a deliberate deception intended to produce unlawful gain.
a written accusation charging a party with committing a crime which is drawn up by the prosecuting attorney and issued by a grand jury.
stealing or removing someone's personal property to convert it illegally or deprive the owner of its possession. larceny is a felony.
an unjust intention to commit an illegal act to injure someone.
an unpremeditated taking of a human life.
deliberate injury of someone, especially maiming; a state of violent chaos.
an offense less serious than a felony and which may be punished by a fine or sentence to a local prison for less than one year.