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crim·i·nal law

(krimĭ-năl law)
Legislation dealing with crime and its punishment.

criminal law

The area of the law relating to violations of statutes that pertain to public offenses or acts committed against the public. For example, a health care provider can be prosecuted for criminal acts such as assault and battery, fraud, and abuse.
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we 5,000 issued 6,000 "Last year we prosecuted around 5,000 fraudsters and issued around 6,000 administrative penalties and recovered a record PS1.1bn in overpaid benefits."
We believe that he should be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law," said Nauert.The White House has already clarified that there would be repercussions for US-Pakistan relations unless Islamabad takes action to detain and charge Saeed.
They were: | Lazio Pizzeria, High Street, Stockton (Prosecuted February 2017) | Italiano's, Bishopton Lane, Stockton (Prosecuted January 2017) | Frydays, Mill Lane, Billingham (Prosecuted January 2017) |Supreme Delights Mobile, Portrack Lane, Stockton (Prosecuted February 2017) | Colours Sandwich Shop, Norton Road, Stockton (Prosecuted May 2016) |Manolia Shawerma on Gresham Road, Middlesbrough (Prosecuted July 2016) | Lorenzo Pizzeria on Cumberland Road, Middlesbrough (Prosecuted January 2017) There were no prosecutions brought against any businesses in Redcar and Cleveland in that year, but 14 establishments voluntarily closed after formal enforcement action by the authority.
She said: "We welcome this news that there has been an increase in the number of people that have been prosecuted. Our team protect women every day.
I don't think that is Ekrem Dumanly Editor- in-chief of Turkey's bestselling newspaper and Hidayet Karaca, who is one of the most prominent editors --in-chief of big media group in Turkey were so up been prosecuted today, but, Turkish democracy is being prosecuted and the laws are not been respected, this judicial scandal!..
The offence was prosecuted under the Environmental Protection Act 1990, section 80(4).
As many as 724 motorists were prosecuted for committing various traffic violations, which included 67 for dangerous driving and 532 for drunken driving.
The judge went on: "I want a full report on why she is not being prosecuted for more serious offences.
"The most common question asked of me is why he is not being prosecuted?" Blue badge fraud investigator Paul Slowey said many local authorities don't bother to seek prosecutions of cheating drivers.
It's inadequate that out of 28,000 incidences reported, just 10% of perpetrators are prosecuted."
Kapri's lawyers argued the refusal to prosecute him here was "irrational", saying the case should be prosecuted where the crime was committed.
I was pleased that the Llanrwst person who wrote the malicious lies on the internet was prosecuted (DP Dec 21).