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difference between accesory before the fact accesory after the fact
accessory before the fact - a person who procures or advises or commands the commission of a felony but who is not present at its perpetration
accessory after the fact - a person who gives assistance or comfort to someone known to be a felon or known to be sought in connection with the commission of a felony
Quitclaim? Acquit?
How quit is related to quitclaim
Quitclaim- The transfer of a title, right, or claim to another
Acquit- To release or discharge from a duty. Discharge is similar to quit. Quit means to leave or go.
Country Barrister?
Shyster- An unethical, unscrupulous practitioner, especially of law.
Barrister- Britain
writ of habeous corpus
writ of mandamus
Writ- A written order issued by a court
Of habeas corpus- a writ ordering a prisoner to be brought before a judge
Of mandamus an extraordinary writ commanding an official to perform a ministerial act that the law recognizes as an absolute duty and not a matter for the official's discretion; used only when all other judicial remedies fail
difference between impeach and convict
branch impeach the pres
which try and judge
Impeach- To charge (a public official) with improper conduct in office before a proper tribunal
Convict- To find or prove (someone) guilty of an offense or crime

Legislative and Judicial
plea barganinng?
cop a plea?
Plea - A defendant's answer to the declaration made by the plaintiff in a civil action
Plea Bargaining negotiation in which the defendant agrees to enter a plea of guilty to a lesser charge and the prosecutor agrees to drop a more serious charge
Cop a plea To plead guilty to a lesser charge so as to avoid standing trial for a more serious charge
Misdemeanor An offense less serious than a felony
Felony One of several grave crimes, such as murder, rape, or burglary, punishable by a more stringent sentence than that given for a misdemeanor.
Tort Damage, injury, or a wrongful act done willfully, negligently, or in circumstances involving strict liability, but not involving breach of contract, for which a civil suit can be brought.
change of venue
Change of venue Is to have the case happen in a different location, This may be granted due to threats or other harm that might be taken against the defendant
petit jury
grand jury
hung jury
Petit jury A jury that sits at civil and criminal trials
Grand Jury A jury of 12 to 23 persons convened in private session to evaluate accusations against persons charged with crime and to determine whether the evidence warrants a bill of indictment
Hung Jury A jury that is unable to agree on a verdict
double jeopordy
Double Jeopardy The act of putting a person through a second trial for an offense for which he or she has already been prosecuted or convicted