Judicial confessions

JUDICIAL CONFESSIONS, criminal law. Those voluntarily made before a magistrate, or in a court, in the due course of legal proceedings. A preliminary examination, taken in writing, by a magistrate lawfully authorized, pursuant to a statute, or the plea of guilty, made in open court to an indictment, are sufficient to found a conviction upon them.

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For his part, Qureshi Saleh the White Nile State Police Director said they arrested all those who took part in the violence and recorded their judicial confessions.
Properly obtained judicial confessions are evidence against the confessor, and the confessor may not retract such a confession.
The court said that the two convicts, who belong to the Arab nomadic Al-Misiriyyah tribe, had made judicial confessions stating that they were affiliated to the Kordofan sector of the Darfur rebel group, the Justice and Equality Movement.
Complete proof was possible by means of a judicial confession by the criminal defendant, which the law described as "the best evidence in the world.
First, it explains Dostoevsky's focus on the interaction between Porfiry Petrovich and Raskolnikov and Porfiry Petrovich's dogged efforts to get a formal, judicial confession from Raskolnikov.
The peasant turned apartment painter Nikolay (also called Mikolay), has made a full, judicial confession to him.
40) It is equally frightening that Raskolnikov, the real killer, against whom there would seem to be considerable circumstantial evidence and at least one overheard extrajudicial confession, could well have gone free had Porfiry Petrovich not kept at him, overcome him psychologically, and finally obtained a judicial confession from him.

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