criminal court


Definition of criminal court

: a court that has jurisdiction to try and punish offenders against criminal law

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Recent Examples on the Web Consultants said on Thursday said that such declarations will carry penalty of perjury and landlords may not challenge them unless pursued in criminal court. Tim Gruver, Washington Examiner, "Oregon lawmakers look at tax credits for housing solutions ahead of special session," 18 Dec. 2020 In terms of process, the NLRB's complaint is somewhat similar to either a lawsuit in civil court or an indictment in criminal court. Kate Cox, Ars Technica, "Google illegally spied on and retaliated against workers, feds say," 3 Dec. 2020 The act is punishable by up to one year in jail and a fine of up to $1,000 in criminal court and could result in financial compensation and a legal mandate that the perpetrator stop the abuse in civil court, according to Women’s Justice Now. Sarah Taddeo, USA TODAY, "Revenge porn is up during the COVID-19 pandemic. Here's how to protect yourself.," 19 Nov. 2020 During a long legal odyssey, Hathloul was first tried in a criminal court before her case was transferred to a special court that hears terrorism cases last month. Washington Post, "Saudi activist who campaigned for women’s right to drive is sentenced to nearly six years," 28 Dec. 2020 San Francisco police Officer Christopher Flores had been in field training for five months before firing the single bullet that would send him to criminal court. Anna Buchmann,, "Bay Briefing: Big hospitals put elective surgeries on hold during COVID crisis," 28 Dec. 2020 Russell is free on bail as the case works its way through criminal court. Teri Figueroa, San Diego Union-Tribune, "Mother of man shot as he ran from sheriff’s deputies files wrongful death suit," 21 Dec. 2020 Journalists’ right to access criminal court proceedings, except in narrow situations such as those involving juveniles, is generally recognized across the country and has been upheld by the Supreme Court, experts said. Washington Post, "A North Carolina judge is blocking journalists from his courtroom. One objected — and got handcuffed.," 11 Dec. 2020 Pittman is a criminal court judge and former assistant district attorney in Orleans Parish. Staff Report,, "Loyola University New Orleans honors Orleans Parish judge, and more metro college news," 2 Dec. 2020

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First Known Use of criminal court

1605, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of criminal court was in 1605

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19 Jan 2021

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“Criminal court.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Jan. 2021.

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Legal Definition of criminal court

: a court that has jurisdiction to try criminal defendants

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