Capital Offense

A crime which is punishable by the death penalty. This type of crime is referred to as a “capital” offense. The type of death sentence varies from state to state. Many states use lethal injection. The types of crimes punishable by death vary from state to state. In many states murder one is found where the killing was premeditated or where the murder occurred with special circumstances such as with an automatic gun, when the victim is an officer or state official, or in the case of treason. In almost all states, a capital offense results in confinement without bail.

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