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Defenses

Fashawna Peoples

Chapter 8

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2.a specific component which sometimes appears in the defense of self-defense, and which must be addressed if the defendant is to prove that his or her conduct was justified
4.competence
7.a civil lawsuit or criminal charge is a fact or set of facts other than those alleged by the plaintiff or prosecutor which, if proven by the defendant, defeats or mitigates the legal consequences of the defendant's otherwise unlawful conduct
8.Both in common law and in civil law, a rebuttable presumption
9.a common method of justification used by defendants who argue that they should not be held liable for any loss and injury that they have caused because they were acting to protect their property
10.a common law doctrine recognized by some jurisdictions whereby a defendant may mitigate punishment or sentencing imposed for a crime involving the use of deadly force by claiming, as a partial affirmative defense, the honest but unreasonable belief that the actions were necessary to counter an attack
12.inebriation; drunkenness
14.a person has committed the physical element of an offence, because they were labouring
16.is an ambiguous term used to encompass two separate ideas: the burden of producing evidence and the burden of persuasion
17.very young offspring of a human or animal
18.abnormal condition or derangement
19.the condition of being insane; a derangement of the mind
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1.an enactment in a common law legal system that sets the maximum time after an event that legal proceedings based on that event may be initiated
3.may be either a possible justification or an exculpation for breaking the law
5.the obligation to offer evidence that the court or jury could reasonably believe, in support of a contention, failing which the case will be lost
6.the obligation resting on a party in a trial to produce the evidence that will shift the conclusion away from the default position to one's own position
10.not rebuttable; incapable of being rebutted or refuted
11.a legal principle referring to one or more errors that were made by a person in understanding how the applicable law applied to their past activity that is under analysis by a court
13.an act or instance of deluding
15.to permit, approve, or agree; comply or yield

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