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The legal definition of convicted is one whom a court has officially determined is guilty of a criminal offense. That determination is made at the conclusion of a criminal prosecution or after the entry of a plea of guilty.

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โˆ™ 2011-08-30 22:56:29

1 : to find or prove to be guilty

2 : to convince of error or sinfulness

3 : a person on which crime proved or a person who declare his crime called convicted

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The term convicted means accused, for instance if you are convicted of a murder, someone is accusing you of that murder. The proper definition is to find or prove to be guilty, to convince of error or sinfulness.

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Subsequently means afterwards, for example: He avoided being jail for that crime but was subsequently convicted for another criminal act.

If you are convicted of a felony and adjudication is withheld does that mean that you lose your right to vote and bear arms?

If you are legally "Convicted" then Adjudication IS NOT Withheld....the whole reason for a Judge to have the option of Adj With is to stop short of convicting....IF you have a felony charge - and adjudication is withheld - you are not convicted....

If you pled guilty to a misdemeanor and received summary probation does that mean you were convicted of a crime?

Yes, entering a guilty plea is the same as being convicted of the crime that the person was charged with.

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What does the question have you ever been convicted for a criminal offense for which you have not been pardoned MEAN?

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What can the president give to someone who has been unfairly convicted of a crime?

The president can grant clemency to someone convicted of a crime. Clemency can mean the sentence is either shortened or waived for that person. As for compensation for wrongful imprisonment, the president does not give any compensation. Once out of prison, the convicted can sue for compensation, but the president has nothing to do with that.

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Can a convicted felon who has been pardoned gain right to posse a handgun?

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What is the current status of convicted rapist Robert Lee Yates?

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