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Recidivism

by Jacob Magro – Trainee Advocate Generally speaking, the term ‘recidivist’ refers to ‘relapse’, which derives from the Latin term ‘recado’. In terms of Article 49 of the Maltese Criminal Code, “A person is deemed to be a recidivist, if after being sentenced for any…

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Notitiae Criminis

by Jacob Magro – Trainee Advocate Photo source: The Malta Police Force ________________________________________ The ‘notitiae criminis’ is what sets criminal prosecution in motion. The term may in fact be loosely defined as a notice, communicated to the competent authorities, that a criminal offence is alleged…

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