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Unformatted text preview: felony • Extortion- making threats to obtain money or property • Bribery- offering money or property to a public official to influence the officials decision • Forgery- intentional falsification of a document to defraud • Bad checks- knowingly issuing a check without a sufficient funds to cash the check Defenses of Crimes • Duress- coercion by threat of serious bodily harm; a defense to criminal conduct other than murder (threaten to kill someone if they don’t do what they say) Criminal Procedure • Steps in criminal prosecution- generally include arrest, booking, formal notice of charges, preliminary hearing to determine probable cause, indictment or information, arraignment, and trial. • 4 th amendment • 5 th amendment • 6 th amendment • Everyone must be read their MIRANDA RIGHTS...
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- Spring '11
- criminal law, theft, actus reus, rea- criminal intent, mental fault Felony, overt act Mens