Part 2 of Criminal Definitions

Bail – The security (cash or a bond) required by the court for inmate release from jail.

Bond – To get released from jail by providing some security for a future appearance. To release after receiving the security.

Capias – A bench warrant.

Castle Doctrine – The criminal law doctrine that says you can use deadly force in your home and you don’t have to retreat from danger in your own home.

Clemency – The power of the President or the Governor of Florida to pardon or commute (lessen) a criminal sentence.

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