Criminal Act Explained – Corpus Delicti
No one wants to know or talk to the criminal defense lawyer until they are in trouble. There are certain Jinx or Hex which seems to think about those who seek criminal counsel before they need it. But, once you are charged with a crime, you quickly realize how important criminal lawyers are good.
And part of the need for defense lawyers is the need to translate all Jumbo Legal Mumbo which is thrown back and forth between the judge and lawyer. Here are just a few words that you might be here during your criminal process, some you might know, some you might not: Hearssay, NUNC Pro Tunc; indictment; Omnibus; Voir RE; Res ivesa loquitor; And continue.
Well, I’m here today to help you understand what the legal term is – Corpus Delicti. This is a word that you might not hear in a lot of court, but it is an important term for your defense lawyer to know, especially if you have recognized crime and he wants to try to get the recognition pressed. So you better understand the Word, I’ve solved it for you below.
As I mentioned above, Corpus Delicti most often appears in the context of recognition, and especially in the context of recognition where there is not much other evidence of the defendant. Look, judges and courts, although more than willing to recognize recognition if someone is given, don’t necessarily like recognition, especially if they are the only thing that the proseuctor has to the defendant. The reason, we know false recognition is given from time to time. And we know that the jury is where the defendant’s recognition is very high. So, judges and courts are hesitant to allow recognition unless there are some other independent evidence of criminal acts.
And other independent evidence of criminal acts is what is the Corpus Delicti. If there are no Delicti corpus, or other independent evidence of crime, the court will not allow recognition because there is a possibility (whether it makes sense or vice versa) that the recognition is provided incorrectly. Still a little confused about what it means? What about the example.
Say there is a man. He stood in the parking lot with several other people around several cars. Say the people in the car and people get out of the car enter the match shout, for any reason. In the end, the people in the car decided to leave. When they pulled away, the driver heard a voice in his car and turned around. He did not see anyone touching his car or of course with his car, but there was only one person in the area. The man in the car did not check the car until later, when he saw the dent on the side of his car. He thought it was the person he saw around his previous car.
The police went and picked up the man they suspected damaging the car and took him to the police station. After some talking and interrogating, they made the person claim to kick a car. He was arrested and charged with evil damage.
In this case, do you think Corpus Delicti rules are here? Without recognition, all police have evidence is the person who heard something happened to his car, turned around, and saw the man near the car. What was missing was proof that the man hit the car, and that he did it with the intention of damaging the car. It was possible (theoretically, if there was no recognition given) that he was only in the wrong place at the wrong time when the person turned around. For such cases, the Delicti corpus argument might be a way to get a pressed recognition.