criminal prosecution

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Synonyms for criminal prosecution

the institution and conduct of legal proceedings against a defendant for criminal behavior

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If evidence were found in an employee's locker, a judge would not be likely to allow it to be admitted in a criminal prosecution of the employee.
Criminal prosecution branches across Canada employed more than 3,600 people, with 60% being staff lawyers.
The 74-year-old, who is also facing criminal prosecution for non-disclosure of income, is to begin his testimony just months after being hit with a tax bill of up to pounds 2 million by the Criminal Assets Bureau.
The Court's growing acceptance to value the infringing goods based on the aggregate value of the genuine articles will make it easier to pursue criminal prosecution.
But simply using unlicensed software isn't means for criminal prosecution.
Is the IRS likely to recommend criminal prosecution of Del?
The Sixth Amendment provides: "In all criminal prosecution, the accused shall enjoy the right to a speedy and public trial, by an impartial jury of the State and district wherein the crime shall have been committed; which district shall have been previously ascertained by law, and to be informed of the nature and cause of the accusation; to be confronted with the witnesses against him; to have compulsory process for obtaining witnesses in his favor, and to have the assistance of counsel for his defense.
The criminal prosecution service should be funded adequately to make sure that, in every single case, enough staff are available to prepare a fully-researched case for the Crown.
The Clinton administration's don't tell policy on medical marijuana - which threatens doctors who recommend the drug to their patients with loss of prescribing privileges, exclusion from Medicare and Medicaid, and criminal prosecution - has suffered a setback in federal court.
Second, he noted that Hancock has paid the same level of penalty it would have been subject to under a criminal prosecution.
The IRS'S nonfiler program for individuals allowed nonfilers of income taxes to reenter the tax system without threat of criminal prosecution.
Focusing on the "origin and character of the claim" rationale generally applicable in determining the deductibility of legal fees, the court found that the taxpayer's legal fees were nondeductible personal expenditures; they were incurred solely to defend against the RICO criminal prosecution, and not directly for the purpose of avoiding the forfeiture of property.
This report provides the information needed to keep a company on track and reduce its exposure to criminal prosecution.
Of the 5,700 referred for criminal prosecution, more than 2,560 felony and 833 misdemeanor cases were filed.
Fischer may thus earn the distinction of being the first American to face criminal prosecution at the hands of our government for flouting the will of the United Nations.