criminal law and procedure

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Generic term that describes a variety of documents (such as a criminal complaint) that accuse a defendant of an offense.

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At common law, it was not arson if a person burned his or her own dwelling in order to fraudulently collect the insurance that is on the dwelling. In modern statutes this is often an offense.

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A crime at common law involving judicial procedure. A misdemeanor that involves entering into an agreement for valuable consideration that an individual will not prosecute another individual for a felony. Also when one conceals the whereabouts of a...

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A crime at common law. The elements of this misdemeanor are:

1. Malicious (the same as in the crime of arson).
2. burning
3. of one's own dwelling
4. if the structure is situated either
a. in a city or town or
b. so near to...

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When a defendant appears before a judge within a certain number of hours of an arrest in order for the the judge to determine if there is probable cause for the arrest.

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A crime at common law involving judicial procedure. A misdemeanor that is a failure by some person other that a principal or accessory before the fact to disclose or report knowledge that a felony has been committed. Distinguished from compounding a...

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A prisoner released on parole.

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Also called a warrant of removal. Pursuant to Rule 40 of the Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure, this is a writ which directs the removal of a prisoner from the district in which he is incarcerated to the district that issued the warrant (called a...