criminal prosecution

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Noun1.criminal prosecution - the institution and conduct of legal proceedings against a defendant for criminal behaviorcriminal prosecution - the institution and conduct of legal proceedings against a defendant for criminal behavior
action at law, legal action, action - a judicial proceeding brought by one party against another; one party prosecutes another for a wrong done or for protection of a right or for prevention of a wrong
trial - (law) the determination of a person's innocence or guilt by due process of law; "he had a fair trial and the jury found him guilty"; "most of these complaints are settled before they go to trial"
double jeopardy - the prosecution of a defendant for a criminal offense for which he has already been tried; prohibited in the fifth amendment to the United States Constitution
law, jurisprudence - the collection of rules imposed by authority; "civilization presupposes respect for the law"; "the great problem for jurisprudence to allow freedom while enforcing order"
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And in the first place, you will be so good as to unsay that story about selling his head, which if true I take to be good evidence that this harpooneer is stark mad, and I've no idea of sleeping with a madman; and you, sir, you I mean, landlord, you, sir, by trying to induce me to do so knowingly, would thereby render yourself liable to a criminal prosecution. Wall, said the landlord, fetching a long breath, that's a purty long sarmon for a chap that rips a little now and then.
And there were some people (yes, amongst his very victims) who more than half believed him, even after the criminal prosecution which soon followed.
In all criminal prosecutions, the accused shall enjoy the right to a speedy and public trial, by an impartial jury of the State and district wherein the crime shall have been committed, which district shall have been previously ascertained by law, and to be informed of the nature and cause of the accusation; to be confronted with the witnesses against him; to have compulsory process for obtaining witnesses in his favor, and to have the assistance of counsel for his defense.
RIGA, Aug 23 (LETA) The State Security Service (VDD) has asked for criminal prosecution against a Latvian citizen for illegal participation in the armed conflict in eastern Europe.
Obla may face criminal prosecution - Source However, a Presidency source, yesterday, said that Obla may face criminal prosecution on matters related to his alleged financial dealings, as uncovered by the ICPC upon investigation.
He said: "I would be grateful if you could confirm the steps that were taken towards criminal prosecution and what the outcome was.
We should provide for strict measures in the legislation up to criminal prosecution. I instruct the government to amend the legislation," the President said.
[30/April/2019] HODIEDAH, April 30 (Saba) - The Specialized Criminal Court in the province of Hodeidah on Monday continued to hear the evidence provided by the criminal prosecution specialized in the assassination of the martyr Saleh Ali al-Samad and six of his companions.
The police have launched criminal prosecution for manslaughter.A woman died in Nove Zamky (Nitra Region) after being attacked with acid while walking her dog on the morning of April 12.
Summary: New Delhi [India], Apr 5 (ANI): Congress president Rahul Gandhi took to social media on Friday promising farmers immunity from criminal prosecution for failure to repay their debt, besides lateral entry to capable ex-Army personnel in civil services, if his party is voted to power.
Lawyer Otiende Amollo said an advocate bill cannot be the foundation of a criminal prosecution. He said the six charges drawn againstOjienda are all related to advocate-client legal fees.
class="MsoNormal'JUDGES' PRIVILEGES' class="MsoNormalIn the petition, Mr Haji wants the court to determine whether criminal prosecution of a sitting judge amounts to encroachment on the independence of the Judiciary.

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