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extortion
the felonious act of extorting money by use of threats of violence. Extortion, as it is defined in Hobbs Act, is the obtaining of another person's property or money, with (his)(her) consent when this consent is induced or brought about through the use of actual or threatened force, violence or fear. (8 U.S.C. S 1951(b)(2)) A public (official)(employee) … Full Definition »
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driving under the influence (DUI)
is a crime of operating a vehicle when concentration of alcohol in your blood exceeds legally allowed level (.8 or above); or under the influence of drugs. Alcohol level of .8 means a 8/100ths to one-tenth of one percent by weight of alcohol to the weight of blood. If you are stopped by a police officer who believes you are under the influence of … Full Definition »
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