Embezzlement, in law, the crime of taking for one's own use goods or money held in trust for another. An example is that of a clerk pocketing money from a sale instead of putting it in a cash register. To prove embezzlement, the accused must be shown to have intentionally violated the owner's trust.
Any viewer of a TV cop show knows the Miranda rights. They include the rights to remain silent, to have an attorney and so on. Why are they called the Miranda rights, and why must U.S. police recite them to arrestees?
The United States has one of the most sophisticated judicial systems in the world. Every day, courts across the country hear thousands of cases and make important rulings. Find out with the judicial system quiz.