criminal proceeding

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His own character being light, profligate, and perfidious, John easily attached to his person and faction, not only all who had reason to dread the resentment of Richard for criminal proceedings during his absence, but also the numerous class of ``lawless resolutes,'' whom the crusades had turned back on their country, accomplished in the vices of the East, impoverished in substance, and hardened in character, and who placed their hopes of harvest in civil commotion.
After telling the tale of the beatings, it recommended all the beaten to institute criminal proceedings against their Governor, and, as soon as might be, to rise against English oppression and tyranny.
The Latvian parliament on February 22 sent to the committees for review the draft amendments to the Law on the Bank of Latvia to prevent the head of the Latvian central bank from staying in office for more than two successive terms and to introduce an option for suspending the powers of the Bank of Latvia top officials in case any of them has become a suspect or a defendant in a criminal proceeding.
The associations' resolution said: 'KBA also demanded that the encounters carried out in the name of self-defence amounted to frustrate the due process of law and fundamental rights as enshrined in the constitution of Pakistan as such all the police officials involved in the above nefarious act including SP Rao Anwar shall immediately be dismissed from service and criminal proceeding should be initiated against them'.
During the course of proceedings, Aamir Abbasi sought stay order on the execution of session court's order dated May 27 and April 9 and pleaded that a baseless criminal proceeding was being carried out against his clients.
In a radio interview over DZMM, Alvarez said the House of Representatives justice committee inquiry on the proliferation of drugs at the Bilibid prison was not a criminal proceeding to try De Lima for her supposed role when she was justice secretary.
The police is waiting the nod of the External Affairs Ministry to initiate criminal proceeding against the diplomats who were caught during the police raid.
The Minister of Justice Mohamed Bushara Dousa stated on Thursday that he ordered to halt the criminal proceeding relating to the journalists of Radio Dabanga including Sabki and take all the necessary measures to end the case.
It also discusses those issues that remain unresolved such as when a national criminal proceeding really is an attempt to shield the perpetrator and characterizing national judicial systems as unavailable, and analyzes other topics relevant to provisions of the Rome Statute.
15) The defendant then filed a motion to stay or abate, arguing that, because the assistant was a key witness in the civil lawsuit, the ongoing criminal proceeding would impede the bank's ability to defend against the underlying accusations.
I could have easily done another 20 inspections that would have resulted in [issuing] more violations in the time it took me to put together everything for this criminal proceeding.
In a normal criminal proceeding, a defendant enjoys a "presumption of innocence" that can be overcome only by evidence proving guilt "beyond a reasonable doubt.