criminal court


Definition of criminal court

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

Examples of criminal court in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Three commissioners were charged in criminal court. Patricia Mazzei, New York Times, "The Florida Activist Is 78. The Legal Judgment Against Her Is $4 Million.," 8 Sep. 2019 The Denver attorney has represented suspects in federal criminal court previously, including in death penalty cases. Saja Hindi, The Denver Post, "Denver attorney David Lane accepts federal appointment to defend accused El Paso shooter," 4 Sep. 2019 Sponsor has the right to conduct a background check of any and all records of potential winners and potential finalists, including without limitation, civil and criminal court and police records. CNN, "TUMS Ultimate Tailgate Sweepstakes Rules," 19 Aug. 2019 Many of the felony criminal courts have been relocated across the street to the civil courthouse at 201 Caroline where judges are doubled up. Brian Rogers, Houston Chronicle, "Harris County to add more interim courthouse space," 13 Feb. 2018 The leader, Frank Manley, is pugnacious 38-year veteran of the criminal courts in his hometown of Flint. John Wisely, Detroit Free Press, "How a Flint court battle became Mateen Cleaves' most divisive victory," 21 Aug. 2019 Thomas has been sentenced to death twice — in 1987 and 2014 — and Texas’ highest criminal court has thrown out the sentence both times. Dallas News, "Dallas County commissioners consider what a local death penalty moratorium could look like," 6 Aug. 2019 According to the racing commission, the club's partners are now undergoing background checks that include a review of civil and criminal court records, credit history, motor and vehicle license records and financial details. Grace Schneider, The Courier-Journal, "Louisville's downtown betting club means big bucks for Churchill. But how much is a secret," 24 June 2019 At a hearing earlier this month in criminal court, attorneys for the city and Hadid met with the judge out of public view in her chambers. Emily Alpert Reyes, Los Angeles Times, "Did this celebrity developer perform his community service? Neighbors aren’t so sure," 24 Aug. 2019

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First Known Use of criminal court

1605, in the meaning defined above

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24 Oct 2019

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Legal Definition of criminal court

: a court that has jurisdiction to try criminal defendants

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