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absconding

Overview page. Subjects: Law.

N.

The failure of a person to surrender to the custody of a court in order to avoid legal proceedings. See also surrender to custody.

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arrest

Overview page. Subjects: Law.

N.

The apprehension of a person suspected of criminal activities. Most arrests are made by police officers, although anybody may, under prescribed conditions, effect an arrest. In...

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backed for bail

Overview page. Subjects: Law.

Describing a warrant for arrest issued by a magistrate or by the Crown Court to a police officer, directing him to release the accused, upon arrest, on bail under specified conditions. The...

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Bail Bondsmen

Overview page. Subjects: Law.

In many states, the most common way for defendants to raise bail and secure release from jail pending trial is to hire private bail bondsmen. In a typical bail bonding ...

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bail hostel

Overview page. Subjects: Law.

Accommodation for persons of no fixed address who have been released on bail.

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continuous bail

Overview page. Subjects: Law.

Bail granted by a magistrates' court directing the accused to appear at every time and place to which the proceedings may from time to time be adjourned, as opposed to a direction to appear...

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Criminal Defence Service

Overview page. Subjects: Law.

(CDS)

The Criminal Defence Service for England and Walesa was created by the Access to Justice Act 1999 to replace the previous system of criminal legal aid provided for by the...

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criminal Justice System

Overview page. Subjects: Law — United States History.

A broad term encompassing various institutions that work within the ambit of the criminal jurisdiction: police, prosecution, courts and correctional services. Most criminal matters start...

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Criminal Law Practice

Overview page. Subjects: Law.

The criminal defense lawyer’s task is to equalize the struggle between the individual and the state. The American justice system is an adversarial one, which assumes that a battle between...

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Criminal Procedure

Overview page. Subjects: Law.

PretrialTrialAppeals

Pretrial

Trial

Appeals

Criminal procedure in the early period of American colonial history was informal and local. For example, one...

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