criminal prosecution

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n criminal prosecution the institution and conduct of legal proceedings against a defendant for criminal behavior
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Usage

In literature:

The one idea remaining to him was to save himself from the horrors of a criminal prosecution.
"Cousin Henry" by Anthony Trollope
When criminal prosecution starts you'll see what happens to you.
"Blow The Man Down" by Holman Day
Of 1,061 cases of criminal prosecution in a court in North Carolina, more than 800 proceeded from intemperance.
"Select Temperance Tracts" by American Tract Society
Neither does it release the bankrupt from liability to criminal prosecution.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 3, Part 1, Slice 2" by Various
It could merit criminal prosecution.
"The Great Gray Plague" by Raymond F. Jones
Children not yet twelve years of age are not liable to criminal prosecution.
"The Sexual Life of the Child" by Albert Moll
To silence their unknown accuser, they threatened him with criminal prosecution.
"The Railroad Question" by William Larrabee
If the husband refuse to provide for his family he may be prosecuted in criminal form.
"The History of Woman Suffrage, Volume IV" by Various
The company had really nothing to fear in the way of criminal prosecution.
"The Shepherd of the North" by Richard Aumerle Maher
I never knew three rogues hold long together, especially when threatened with a criminal prosecution.
"Miss Cayley's Adventures" by Grant Allen
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In news:

Boise Police report that Duval made intimidating phone calls to a witness in an ongoing criminal prosecution that started in August.
The International Criminal Court has identified another defendant in its prosecution of violence in Ivory Coast .
A Jamaican woman accused of entering into a "sham marriage" with a Kansas soldier faces a federal trial Tuesday during which jurors must decide whether she wed for love or for immigration purposes in a criminal prosecution.
A well-informed reader whose judgment I respect tells me that the report that I highlighted of a German criminal prosecution of a rabbi for performing a circumcision isn't accurate.
Lyon 's recordings with prostitutes ultimately became the focus of the criminal charges against him, because the acts occurred within the statute of limitations for prosecution.
Gabriel Aubry almost certainly will NOT face criminal prosecution for the violent Thanksgiving Day brawl at Halle Berry's home, TMZ reports.
While five banks have entered into deferred prosecution agreements with the DOJ and agreed to pay fines in the hundreds of millions of dollars, no bank official has been criminally prosecuted and punished.
Could criminal prosecution of senior bank officials result in the ultimate collapse of the bank.
The United States military on Monday announced it will discipline soldiers involved in two high profile incidents in Afghanistan, but they will not face criminal prosecution .
Such councils typically comprise students and faculty who aren't remotely qualified to prosecute serious criminal cases.
"A prosecutor should criminally prosecuting a criminal case," Sedita said.
Big banks may be too large to face criminal prosecution without destabilizing the financial system, a senior UK regulator was quoted as saying Friday.
Northern Ireland's Director of Public Prosecutions has expressed concern over his ability to resource fresh criminal proceedings that may emerge from the reinvestigation of historical Troubles killings, such as those on Bloody Sunday.
A bill to allow prosecutions against criminals who harm unborn children advanced Tuesday, despite the objections of Democrats who suggested it would open the door to prosecuting women who have abortions.
VALPARAISO — City commissioners won't face criminal prosecution for violating Florida's Sunshine Law.
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