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Criminal Law Glossary

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Beyond A Reasonable Doubt
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Carjacking
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Character Evidence
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Circumstantial Evidence
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Crime
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Criminal Civil Rights Violation
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Criminal Law
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Due Process Clause
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Evidence
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Exclusionary Rule
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Expert Testimony
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Federal Rules Of Evidence
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Felony
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Guilty Verdict
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Hearsay
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Insanity
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M'naghten Test
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Mens Rea
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Misdemeanor
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Motive
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Murder
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Preponderance Of The Evidence
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Procedural
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Prosecution
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Public Defender
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Reasonable Doubt
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Reasonable Suspicion
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Recidivism
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Rico (Racketeer Influenced And Corrupt Organization Act)
What is 'Rico (Racketeer Influenced And Corrupt Organization Act)'? Learn more about legal terms and the law at FindLaw.com
Search And Seizure
What is 'Search And Seizure'? Learn more about legal terms and the law at FindLaw.com
Speedy Trial
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Substantive
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Testimony
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Witness
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