Legal Terminology and Law Definition of Criminal Defense

Three Strikes law (CA)
a contoversial California law adopted in 1994 and intended to cut the number of violent criminals. Under California three strikes law, if a person is convicted of any felony, and he has two or more prior convictions for strike offenses, he must be sentenced to at least 25-years-to-life in State Prison. Second Strike Cases: Under California three strikes … Full Definition »
Law topic: Felonies << Legal issue: Criminal Defense
under the influence
Driving under the Influence (DUI) refers to operating a motor vehicle while affected by alcohol, drugs, or both. This applies to both legal and illegal drugs, including prescription medication and over-the-counter drugs. The majority of states have strict laws punishing for driving under influence. According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety … Full Definition »
Law topic: Traffic & Moving Violations << Legal issue: Criminal Defense
uninsured motorist clause
Uninsured Motorists Clause contained in your insurance policy protects you, your family members who live with you, and occupants of your car, in the event they are injured as the result of negligent actions by an uninsured vehicle or hit-and-run motorist. Basically, it says that your insurance will cover your costs associated with the accident caused by an … Full Definition »
Law topic: Traffic & Moving Violations << Legal issue: Criminal Defense
warrant
Warrant: a command or order of the court; there are numerous warrants in criminal proceedings such as an arrest warrant which is an order of the court to arrest an accused person and bring him or her before the court to answer to the offence with which the person has been charged; or a search warrant which is an order of the court permitting the search by … Full Definition »
Law topic: Felonies << Legal issue: Criminal Defense
whiplash
Whiplash may be defined as stretching of the spine, mainly the ligament, and is classified as “soft tissue injury”. Whiplash is universally associated with motor vehicle accidents, usually when the vehicle has been hit in the rear; however, the injury can be sustained in many other ways, including falls from bicycles or horses. It stands out as one of … Full Definition »
Law topic: Traffic & Moving Violations << Legal issue: Criminal Defense
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death penalty
also known as capital panishment; maximum sentence for different kinds of murder, treason, death resulting from aircraft hijacking, and other federal crimes. … Full Definition »
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