CRM 100 Lecture Notes - Lecture 8: Mental Health Court, Actus Reus, Donald Marshall, Jr.

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Kinds of sentences that can be imposed. Getting the accused into court (less serious allegation ----> more serious allegations) Option 1: police require accused to appear in court at specified future date (without taking him/her into custody) Not showing up is an offence, must show up. More serious offences, the accused is typically arrested. Option 2: police arrest the accused and then release him/her with or without conditions attached; accused required to appear in court at specified future date. If an arrest is made, does not mean the person stays in jail until their trial, police makes the decision about releasing he accused pending trial and sometimes even attach conditions. Breaching conditions or not showing up to trial. Might be required to stay away from an individual if you committed a crime against them. Option 3: police arrest the accused; bail hearing within 24 hours ----> accused either released or held pending trial.

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