criminal court


Definition of criminal court

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

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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 The lawsuits have been put on hold until Christian can be tried in criminal court, in a trial scheduled to start in January., "TriMet, Portland police say Jeremy Christian is to blame for MAX killings and they shouldn’t have to pay in $20 million lawsuits," 23 Aug. 2019 His appearance in criminal court for trial on rape charges proved no different. John Wisely, Detroit Free Press, "How a Flint court battle became Mateen Cleaves' most divisive victory," 21 Aug. 2019 Greer said Wednesday that some of that money, paid by Shacknai’s insurance company, is going toward the reward for any information that leads to his conviction of murder in a criminal court. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Sister offers reward, presses for arrest in Coronado death of Rebecca Zahau," 14 Aug. 2019 Pulliam was appointed to fill another criminal court judgeship in the county’s circuit court. Ivana Hrynkiw |, al, "Alabama Supreme Court affirms ruling on judge’s ineligibility," 23 Aug. 2019 Parents went to criminal court and then immigration detention, while their children were sent to federal shelters., "Trump administration moves to terminate court agreement, hold migrant children and parents longer," 21 Aug. 2019 Unlike criminal court, people in immigration court do not have the right to a free attorney. Gustavo Solis, San Diego Union-Tribune, "Remain in Mexico: migrants face uphill climb to get out of program," 12 Aug. 2019 The suspect will be held in youth detention accommodation and is scheduled to appear in London's central criminal court on Thursday. Ivana Kottasová, CNN, "Boy thrown off the 10th floor of Tate Modern gallery has brain and spine injuries," 6 Aug. 2019

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1605, in the meaning defined above

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Legal Definition of criminal court

: a court that has jurisdiction to try criminal defendants

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