Delaware Code > Title 11 > Chapter 4 – Defenses to Criminal Liability
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- ACIM: means "A Child is Missing Alert Program". See Delaware Code Title 11 Sec. 8580
- ACIM: means "A Child is Missing Alert Program" a national rapid-response communication network that offers free assistance to law-enforcement agencies to aid in the recovery, identity, or apprehension of missing persons through the use of immediate public notification and dissemination of information via telephone in a targeted community. See Delaware Code Title 11 Sec. 8580A
- Judgement that a criminal defendant has not been proved guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.
- A verdict of "not guilty."
- Arrest: Taking physical custody of a person by lawful authority.
- Child: shall mean any person who is less than 18 years old;
(2) "Child sexual abuse" means any of the following crimes committed against a child:
- Child: means a person who has not reached the age of 18 years. See Delaware Code Title 1 Sec. 302
- child sex abuser information: means the following information concerning a person who has been convicted of a violation of the criminal child sex abuse laws of this State:
- Complaint: A written statement by the plaintiff stating the wrongs allegedly committed by the defendant.
- Conviction: A judgement of guilt against a criminal defendant.
- criminal child sex abuse laws of this State: means those sections of the Delaware Criminal Code which establish criminal penalties for the commission of child sex abuse by a parent or other family member of a child or by any other person;
(5) "National Crime Information Center" means the division of the Federal Bureau of Investigation that serves as a computerized information source on wanted criminals, persons named in arrest warrants, runaways, missing children and stolen property for use by federal, state and local law-enforcement authorities. See Delaware Code Title 11 Sec. 8550
- Damages: Money paid by defendants to successful plaintiffs in civil cases to compensate the plaintiffs for their injuries.
- Defendant: In a civil suit, the person complained against; in a criminal case, the person accused of the crime.
- Discovery: Lawyers' examination, before trial, of facts and documents in possession of the opponents to help the lawyers prepare for trial.
- Dismissal: The dropping of a case by the judge without further consideration or hearing. Source:
- FBI: means the Federal Bureau of Investigation. See Delaware Code Title 11 Sec. 8571
- FFL: means a person licensed by the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives as a manufacturer, importer, or dealer of firearms. See Delaware Code Title 11 Sec. 8571
- Firearm: means as defined under 18 U. See Delaware Code Title 11 Sec. 8571
- Gold Alert Program: means as defined in § 8580 of this title. See Delaware Code Title 11 Sec. 8580A
- Green Alert: means the procedures used to aid in the identification of a missing member of the armed forces. See Delaware Code Title 11 Sec. 8580A
- Investigating law-enforcement agency: means the law-enforcement agency which has primary jurisdiction in the area in which a missing person complaint has been filed. See Delaware Code Title 11 Sec. 8580
- Investigating law-enforcement agency: means the law-enforcement agency that has primary jurisdiction in the area in which a complaint regarding a missing member of the armed forces is filed. See Delaware Code Title 11 Sec. 8580A
- Missing child: means any person who is under the age of 18 years, whose temporary or permanent residence is in Delaware, or is believed to be in Delaware, whose location has not been determined, and who has been reported as missing to a law-enforcement agency. See Delaware Code Title 11 Sec. 8542
- Missing child report: is a report prepared on a form designed by the Clearinghouse for use by private citizens and law-enforcement agencies to report missing children information to the Clearinghouse. See Delaware Code Title 11 Sec. 8542
- Missing member of the armed forces: means an individual who meets all of the following:
- Missing senior citizen: means a person:
- NICS: means the National Instant Criminal Background Check System. See Delaware Code Title 11 Sec. 8571
- Obligation: An order placed, contract awarded, service received, or similar transaction during a given period that will require payments during the same or a future period.
- Plea: In a criminal case, the defendant's statement pleading "guilty" or "not guilty" in answer to the charges, a declaration made in open court.
- POC: means a state or local law-enforcement agency serving as an intermediary between an FFL and the federal databases checked by NICS. See Delaware Code Title 11 Sec. 8571
- Probation: A sentencing alternative to imprisonment in which the court releases convicted defendants under supervision as long as certain conditions are observed.
- Program: means the procedures used to aid in the identification and location of a missing person as defined under paragraphs (4), (5), and (6) of this section. See Delaware Code Title 11 Sec. 8580
- Public law: A public bill or joint resolution that has passed both chambers and been enacted into law. Public laws have general applicability nationwide.
- SBI: means the State Bureau of Identification of the Delaware State Police. See Delaware Code Title 11 Sec. 8571
- Testify: Answer questions in court.
- Tort: A civil wrong or breach of a duty to another person, as outlined by law. A very common tort is negligent operation of a motor vehicle that results in property damage and personal injury in an automobile accident.
- Trial: A hearing that takes place when the defendant pleads "not guilty" and witnesses are required to come to court to give evidence.
- United States: includes its territories and possessions and the District of Columbia. See Delaware Code Title 1 Sec. 302
- Verdict: The decision of a petit jury or a judge.