Section 144 (Indian Penal Code)

Section 144 is a Criminal Procedure Code (CrPC) law that bans five or more individuals from publicly congregating in a region where the law has been imposed. Being in possession of weapons or indulging in any form of hooliganism is also prohibited. People who violate the law could be booked on charges of rioting (a bailable […]

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Romeo and Juliet Law

Romeo and Juliet law is a clause added to statutory rape laws of America to eliminate or decrease the punishment that could be levied upon a young adult and teen (minor) indulging in sexual intercourse. This law helps make the distinction between statutory rape and child molestation. The legal age of consent for sexual intercourse is […]

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Wrongful Execution

Wrongful execution refers to the judiciary inadvertently ordering execution of an innocent person. In other words, if an innocent individual is legally executed for a crime he/she didn’t commit, which is found out only post execution, it’s called wrongful execution. This is one of the primary reasons why death or capital punishment has been opposed by […]

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Special Investigation Team (SIT)

Special investigation team (SIT) is an investigative team established by the government (India) to analyze a specific legal issue. SIT generally assists lower courts and is set up when a judicial or court case warrants proper and in-depth investigation, which the current investigative agencies aren’t equipped to carry out. An SIT is not bigger than […]

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Driving Under the Influence (DUI)

Also referred to as Driving While Intoxicated (DWI) and Operating Under the Influence (OUI) in some states of America, Driving Under the Influence (DUI) is a criminal offense concerning an individual found driving under the influence of alcohol or any similar substance (such as drugs – prescribed or non-prescribed/illegal). Such substances can impair driver judgement, concentration, […]

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