Definition from Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary
A criminal charge that is punishable by the death penalty. Crimes punishable by death vary from state to state. These offenses may include first degree (premeditated) murder, murder with special circumstances, rape with additional bodily harm, and the federal crime of treason. (See also: special circumstances
Definition provided by Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary.
August 19, 2010, 5:12 pm