Contributors in Criminal


beyond a reasonable doubt

Legal services; Criminal

The standard of the burden of proof in a criminal case; a jury must be fully assured within their own minds that the defendant committed the crime.


Legal services; Criminal

In a criminal case, the sentence is the punishment provided by the court, sometimes after a recommendation by a jury.

sentencing phase

Legal services; Criminal

During this phase in criminal cases, both parties may call witnesses and present evidence to argue the most appropriate punishment.


Legal services; Criminal

Taking the life of another may be murder, manslaughter, or not a crime at all is termed as homicide in criminal law.

physical-proximity test

Legal services; Criminal

A common law test for the crime of attempt, focusing on how much more the defendant would have needed to do to complete the offense.

halfway house

Legal services; Criminal

A transitional housing facility designed to rehabilitate people who left a prison.

not guilty

Legal services; Criminal

A defendant's plea denying the crime charged.

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