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Chapter 4 Criminal law

substantive defense
legal position that disproves, justifies, or otherwise excuses an alleged crime
plea bargaining
accused person admitting guilt to a less serious crime in exchange for having a more serious charge dropped
use of force that appears to be reasonably necessary to the victim to prevent death, serious bodily harm, rape, or kidnapping
punishable offense against society
contempt of court
action that hinders the administration of justice
crime punishable by either a fine of more that $1,000 or by confinement for more than a year in a state prison or by death
vicarious criminal liability
substituted criminal liability
freedom from prosecution even when one has committed the crime charged
any penalty provided by law and imposed by a court
crime punishable by confinement in a county or city jail for less than one year, by fine or both
procedural defense
a criminal defense based on how the evidence was obtained or how the accused was arrested, questioned or tried
an individual who helped in a car jacking in which someone was killed by another car jacker can be charged with murder
unlawfully offering or giving anything of value to influence performance of an official is called
Ben is convicted and sentenced to two to five years in jail. The crime he has commited is a
immunity is never granted to someone who has committed the crime
a reasonable ground for belief is referred to as probable cause
falsely making or materially altering a writing to defraud another is called
white collar crimes
typically offenses committed in the business world are called
legally a crime is considered an offense against
substantive defense
self-defense is a