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Chapter 1 – Criminal Law Table Of Contents

Chapter 1

CRIMINAL LAW

TABLE OF CONTENTS


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1.01 Perspective                                                                                                                11

 

 

1.02 The Criminal Justice System                                                                                                 11

                                                                                         

                A. The Legislative Function                                                                                            11

 

                B. The Police Function                                                                                      12

 

                C. The Prosecution Function                                                                                         14

 

                D. Grand Jury                                                                                                     16

 

                E. The Courts                                                                                                     18

 

                1. Jurisdiction                                                                                                      20

 

                2. Court Structure                                                                                            21

               

                3. Trial Procedure                                                                                           22

 

                4. Personnel                                                                                                      26

 

                F. Corrections                                                                                                    27

 

                G. Inmate Rights and Responsibilities                                                            30

 

                H. Correctional Officer Rights and Responsibilities                                        32

 

                 I. Parole and Probation                                                                                 33

 

 

1.03        The Law                                                                                                            33

 

 

1.04 Procedures                                                                                                               35

 

 

1.05 Criminal Acts                                                                                                            38

 

 

                A. Intent                                                                                                           38

 

 

                B. Corpus Delicti                                                                                              40

 

 

                C. Causation                                                                                                    40

 

 

1.06                Attempts and Solicitation                                                                          41

 

 

1.07 Conspiracy                                                                                                                42

 

 

1.08        Parties to Crimes                                                                                               45

 

 

1.09        Types of Intent                                                                                                   46  

 

 

1.10        Common Defenses to Criminal Actions                                                        46

 

 

                A. Denial of Guilt                                                                                               46 

 

                B. Insanity                                                                                                           47

 

 

                C. Intoxication                                                                                                  57

 

 

                D. Immunity                                                                                                      58

 

 

                E.             Statute of Limitations‑‑Pre-Accusation Delay                                   59

 

 

                F. Consent                                                                                                         60

 

 

                G. Entrapment                                                                                                   61

 

 

                H.            Duress                                                                                                 76

 

 

                I. Self-Defense                                                                                                   78

 

 

1.11 Crimes Against Property                                                                                            79

 

 

                A. Burglary                                                                                                        79

 

 

                B. Theft                                                                                                                                80

 

 

                C.            Receiving, Concealing, or Dealing 

                                in Stolen Property                                                                             82

 

 

                D. Worthless Checks                                                                                          89

 

 

                E.             Forgery and Uttering Forged Instruments                                         91

 

 

                F.             Drug and Narcotic Offenses                                                               91

 

 

                G.            Arson                                                                                                  94

 

 

                H.            Weapons and Firearms                                                                      99

 

 

                I.              Cheating and Fraud                                                                         101

 

 

                J. Wiretaps                                                                                                        101

 

 

1.12        Other Offenses                                                                                                    102

 

 

                A.            Disorderly Intoxication                                                                      102

 

 

                B. Loitering                                                                                                                         102

 

 

                C.            Driving While Under the Influence                                                   103        

 

 

                D.            Escape by Negligence                                                                      104        

 

 

                E.             Alcohol and Tobacco Laws                                                             104

 

 

1.13        Crimes Against the Person                                                                                105

 

 

                A.            Homicide -- Justifiable or Excusable                                                105

 

 

                B.            Illegal Homicide                                                                               105

 

 

                                1. Murder in the First Degree                                                           106

 

 

                                2. Murder in the Second Degree                                                      112

 

 

                                3. Murder in the Third Degree                                                          114

 

 

                                4. Manslaughter                                                                                115

 

 

                                5. Vehicular Homicide                                                                      117

 

 

                                6. Self Defense                                                                                  117

 

 

                C.            Assaults                                                                                              118

 

 

                1. Simple Assault                                                                                                             118

 

 

                2. Battery                                                                                                                            118

 

 

                                3. Aggravated Battery                                                                        118

 

 

                                4. Aggravated Assault                                                                        118

 

 

                D.            Sexual Battery                                                                                    119

 

 

                E.             Statutory Rape                                                                                    121

 

 

                F.             Unnatural and Lascivious Acts                                                            121

 

 

                G.            Exposure of Sexual Organs                                                                 121

 

 

                H. Lewd and Lascivious Acts                                                                               122

 

 

                I.              Kidnapping and False Imprisonment                                                   122

 

 

                J. Robbery                                                                                                            124

 

 

                K. Carjacking                                                                                                       124

 

 

                L.            Home Invasion Robbery                                                                       124

 

 

1.14                Miscellenaeous Laws                                                                                     125         

 

 

                A. Gambling                                                                                                         125

 

 

                B. Prostitution                                                                                                      125

 

 

                C.            Perjury                                                                                                  125

 

 

                Ethics 5                                                                                                                 127

 

 

                D.            Bribery                                                                                                  128

 

 

                E. Unlawful Assembly                                                                                           128

 

 

                F. Criminal Mischief                                                                                              128

 

 

                G. Child Abuse                                                                                                     129

 

 

                H.            Obscenity and Pornography                                                                 129

 

 

                I.              Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt 

                                Organization Act (RICO)                                                                        134

 

 

                J. Obstructing Justice                                                                                            134

 

 

                K. Juveniles                                                                                                          135

 

 

                L.            Child Custody Offenses                                                                          136

 

 

                M. Child Care Programs and Personnel                                                               136

 

 

                N.            Baker Act/Marchman Act                                                                       136

 

 

                O. Stalking                                                                                                            138

 

 

                P.            Law Enforcement Officers' Rights                                                          138

 

 

                Q.                Repossession Law                                                                             139

 

 

                R.                Driver License Law                                                                            140

 

 

                S.                Nuisance                                                                                            141

 

 

                T.                Traffic Laws                                                                                        141

 

 

                U.                Emergency Vehicle                                                                           142

 

 

                V.                Victim Witness Assistance                                                                 143

 

 

                W.                Vessel Law                                                                                       144

 

 

                X.                Extortion                                                                                            144

 

 

                Y.                Abuse/Exploitation of the Elderly                                                       145

 

 

                Z.                Domestic Violence                                                                             145