13 terms

buissness law ch 5 part 3

is a public wrong
a court appearance called _______ at which time the district attorney gives the accused person a copy of the criminal charges. the govt. presents evidence through the officers why you were charged. Govt has to find probable cause.
gone forever, can't be brought back to case
Nolle prosecui
-cease and abandon all charges against you, but new evidence can bring the case alive again in 12-14 months.
Prima facie
the elements of a legal matter
Prima facie of Murder
: take a life and malice afterthought
Prima facie of Slander
Spoken, a false lie, damages
Mens rea-mental
mental element of the crime. (Mind)
Actus reus
physical element of the crime. (Action)
Doctrine of Fusion
fusing together through the evidence the physical and mental aspects of the crime
Inchoate crime
a crime that is missing the physical act; lacking actus reus.
Crimes are found in the model penal code. (Criminal law )
RICO (Racketeer-Influenced and Corrupt Organization)
laws make it illegal for criminal organizations to profit from any legitimate business operations. Many of these laws allow for the confiscation and seizure of the criminal organization's legitimate enterprise assets, and are typically used against known "organized crime" groups. The goal is to cripple the operation financially, and cut off sources of cash that support ongoing criminal activity.