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MURDER
A person commits the offense of murder when he or she intentionally or knowingly causes the death of an individual or when he or she intends to cause serious bodily injury to an individual and commits an act that causes the death of the individual. More...
HUNG JURY
A jury is required to render a unanimous verdict in a criminal trial. If the jury cannot reach a unanimous verdict, the jury is considered to be a hung jury. A trial court must declare a mistrial in the event of a hung jury. More...
Extradition
Extradition is the process by which an individual is delivered from state or nation where he is located, to the requesting state or nation in order to face prosecution or to serve a sentence. The participants in an extradition proceeding are either the two nations or two states and the individual. More...
JURY INSTRUCTIONS ON THE EVIDENCE
A jury's role in a criminal case is to determine the guilt or innocence of a defendant. In accordance with this role, the jury must determine the weight that is to be given to the prosecution's evidence and whether the prosecution has proven the defendant's guilt beyond a reasonable doubt. In order to make its determination, the jury is given instructions by a trial court. More...
FEDERAL LAWS REGARDING CARJACKING
Although offenses involving motor vehicles thefts are usually prosecuted by state and local law enforcement authorities, the increased number of such offenses and the increased use of violence in connection with the offenses caused Congress to enact a federal carjacking statute. Congress also directed the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the United States Attorneys' offices to cooperate with state and local authorities in the investigation of such offenses and to prosecute some offenses in federal court. More...

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