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29 Cards in this Set

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acquit
not guilty
actus reus
guilty act
affidavit
court paper sworn, signed under oath
agent
works for a principal
arson
fire or fireworks to destroy property
deterrance
punishment to deter of criminal acts
due process clause
-procedural
-substantive
p: 5th amendment rights, court must make sure taking of liberty or property that it is fair
s: government may not eliminate certain rights
curess
committed crime because they got threatened physically or a threat to force someone into a contract
embezzlement
fraudulent conversion of property already in the defendents posession
entrapment
government induced the person to break the law
exclusionary rule/motion to supress
exclude evidene based on constitutional rights/motion to do so
mens rea
guilty state of mind
fraud
misrepresentation of someone to get money from them
indictment
govt's formal charge that someone has committed a crime
larceny
stealing with the intent of preventing the owner of ever using it
probable cause
more than likely they will find someting as evidence
retribution
giving the criminal a penalty of which they deserve
check
drawer orders the drawee bank to pay money to the payee.
commercial
promise to pay money
disclaimer
warranty does not apply
drawee/drawer
The person who pays a draft. In the case of a check, the bank is the drawee/person who issues a draft
express warranty
expressed by words or actions that goods will meet certain standards
holder in due course
Someone who has given value for an instrument, in good faith, without notice of outstanding claims or other defenses
implied warranty
Guarantees created by the Uniform Commercial Code and imposed on the seller of goods
issuer
The maker of a promissory note or the drawer of a draft.
promissory note/maker
The maker of the instrument promises to pay a specific amount of money.
/issuer of a promisorry note
payee
someone who is owed money
product liability
the liability of injury an issuer has for defective products
warranty
guarantee that goods will meet certain standards