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Prosecution: Act of pursing a lawsuit or criminal trial.
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Prosecution
The act of prosecuting ( charges leading to trial) the defendant(offender) in the criminal case in the court, by the government attorney to establish justice. Prosecution generally represents the government/state in the case.

Malicious prosecution claims have succeeded when unfounded and malicious complaints have been made to professional associations, such as in the 2006 decision of PEI's Supreme Court, Griffin v the City of Summerside, ...

ProsecutionA proceeding in which an accused person is tried. Crown Prosecution A prosecution commenced by a peace officer or representative of the Crown.

Prosecutions : Criminal legal proceedings.
Prospective : Likely to come about, relating to or effective in the future.

PROSECUTION: In a criminal action, a proceeding instituted for the purpose of determining guilt or innocence of a person charged with a crime.

prosecution
n. 1) in criminal law, the government attorney charging and trying the case against a person accused of a crime. 2) a common term for the government's side in a criminal case, ...

prosecution
The party (q.v.) presenting evidence against the person accused of committing a crime.
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A prosecution for murder in which the jury is also asked to decide if the defendant is guilty and, if he is, whether he should be put to death.

The prosecution must prove beyond a reasonable doubt that the defendant is guilty of each element of the crime charged to satisfy the due process requirement of a fair trial.
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Malicious prosecution
Definition from Nolo's Plain-English Law Dictionary
A formal assertion, by a prosecuting attorney, that a defendant has committed an illegal act.

Malicious Prosecution - An action instituted with intention of injuring the defendant and without probable cause, and which terminates in favor of the person prosecuted.
Mandamus - A writ issued by a court ordering a public official to perform an act.

Deferred prosecution: An arrangement made between the District Attorney and defendant before trial halting the prosecution of a defendant for up to two years on the condition that he or she successfully meets conditions of probation, ...

MALICIOUS PROSECUTION, or MALICIOUS ARREST, torts, or remedies. These terms import a wanton prosecution or arrest, made by a prosecutor in a criminal proceeding, or a plaintiff in a civil suit, without probable cause, ...

malicious prosecution - A meritless (civil or criminal) action instituted solely to harass the defendant. Such misuse of the judicial process may be the basis for an action against the original plaintiff/prosecutor.

Malicious Prosecution - In New Mexico, the tort of 'Malicious Prosecution' no longer exists. It has been combined with 'Abuse of Process' to form a new tort, 'Malicious Abuse of Process.'
See Malicious Abuse of Process.

prosecute, prosecution To pursue an action in court; usually used in reference to criminal cases, which are sometimes called prosecutions.

processes involved in buying, selling or remortgaging a property to transfer its legal title from one person to anotherCounselA term used to describe a barristerCreditorA person or organisation to whom money is owedCrown Prosecution Service ...

Capital Case A prosecution for murder in which the prosecutor asks the jury to decide if the defendant is guilty and, if he is, whether he should be put to death.

Term: Malicious Prosecution
Definition: A lawsuit filed without probable cause or justification in law, intended to harass a defendant.

: something (as a statutory or regulatory provision) that provides protection (as from a penalty or liability) [had no safe harbor from prosecution]
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There, they could be exempted from the normal prosecution which, in those days, was quite severe (see, for example, The Law's Hall of Horrors). But the ordeal, even within sanctuary, was no piece of cake.

The constitutional right of people to refuse to give testimony against themselves that could subject them to criminal prosecution. The right is guaranteed in the Fifth Amendment to the United States Constitution .

The prosecution (i.e. State or United States) in a criminal case.
plea bargaining - The process whereby the accused and the prosecutor in a criminal case work out a mutually satisfactory disposition of the case subject to court approval.

Grand juries hear evidence from just one side (the prosecution) before they decide whether someone should be indicted (formally charged) with a crime.

Director of Public Prosecutions: Independent official who decides whether to prosecute in criminal cases and in whose name all criminal prosecutions are taken.
Discovery: Sworn disclosure of documents and records.

term originally applied to the exemption of Christian clerics from criminal prosecution in the secular courts. The privilege was established by the 12th cent., and it extended only to the commission of felonies.

When the United States is a party encompasses both civil cases in which the United States is either a plaintiff or defendant and criminal prosecutions by the federal government.

Procedure 16, a defendant may obtain discovery of his or her own written or recorded statements or confessions, results of examinations and tests, his or her recorded testimony before a grand jury, and testimony to be given by the prosecution's ...

A defense designed to dismiss, suspend, or obstruct the prosecution of a claim, without touching upon the defendant's "meritorious defense".Equitable defense.

results may not be used in criminal prosecution.' Von Raab, 489 U.S. at 666 (emphases added). Even so, a search in the special needs context almost always requires individualized suspicion. See, e.g., Portillo v. U.S. Dist. Court, 15 F.

ALFORD PLEA - The so-called Alford plea is a form of "guilty" plea in which the defendant does not admit the act, but admits that sufficient evidence exists with which the prosecution could likely convince a judge or jury to find the defendant ...

paragraphe - A counter-indictment, in which the defendant charges the plaintiff with bringing an illegal prosecution.

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