Arrest And Rights Of An Arrested Person

The expression “arrest” means the detainment of any person by lawful authorities. After the arrest, the liberty of the accused is in the dominance of the arrester. Under the law of crimes, an arrest is an essential tool to present the accused to be taken before the court and to prevent absconding. According to the Farlex Legal Dictionary, “arrest” is defined as “a seizure or forcible restraint; an exercise of the power to deprive a person of his or her liberty; the taking or keeping of a person in custody by legal authority, especially, in response to a criminal charge.”

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Plea Bargain: Overview And Challenges

Plea bargain, also known as plea agreement or plea deal, refers to the pre-trial negotiation or agreement, in a criminal case, between the prosecutor and the defendant. Herein, the defendant, in exchange for some concession from the prosecutor, agrees to plead guilty or nolo contendere to a particular charge. In other words, ‘plea bargaining’ is a deal offered by the prosecution side in order to induce the accused to plead guilty. 

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Who can seek maintenance under section 125 of the CrPC?

The term ‘maintenance’, has not been defined anywhere in the Code of Criminal Procedure, 1973. However, chapter IX, sections 125-128 of the code deals with the provisions for maintenance and provides for a speedy and effective remedy against a person who neglects or refuses to maintain their dependent wives, children, and parents.

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