The Penal Code of the State of New York: In Force December 1, 1882, as Amended by Laws of 1882, 1883, 1884, 1885, 1886, 1887, 1888, 1889, 1890, 1891 and 1892, with Notes of Decisions and a Full Index

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Banks & Bros., 1892 - Criminal law - 312 pages

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Page 67 - In all criminal prosecutions for libels, the truth may be given in evidence to the jury; and if it shall appear to the jury that the matter charged as libelous is true, and was published with good motives and for justifiable ends, the party shall be acquitted; and the jury shall have the right to determine the law and the fact.
Page 49 - The penalty for such misdemeanor shall be imprisonment in a penal institution for not more than six months, or by a fine of not more than two hundred dollars, or by both such fine and imprisonment.
Page 176 - ... is punishable by imprisonment for not more than six months, or by a fine of not more than two hundred and fifty dollars, or by both.
Page 47 - To commit any act injurious to the public health, to public morals, or to trade or commerce, or for the perversion or obstruction of justice, or of the due administration of the laws; Each of them is guilty of a misdemeanor.
Page 188 - A person may be convicted of an attempt to commit a crime, although it appears on the trial that the crime was consummated, unless the court, in its discretion, discharges the jury and directs the defendant to be tried for the crime itself.
Page 36 - ... Fraudulently appropriates to his own use or to the use of another person, or secretes with intent to appropriate to such use, any money, evidence of debt or other property intrusted to him in virtue of his office, Is guilty of felony.
Page 196 - Nothing contained in any provision of this Code applies to an offense committed or other act done, at any time before the day when this Code •So in original. takes effect. Such an offense must be punished according to, and such act must be governed by, the provisions of law existing when it is done or committed, in the same manner as if this Code had not been passed...
Page 16 - ... to or for any voter, or to or for any person on behalf of any voter, or to or for any other person in order to induce any voter to vote, or refrain from voting, or shall corruptly do any such act as aforesaid, on account of such voter having voted or refrained from voting at any election : 2.
Page 7 - A person is not excused from criminal liability as an idiot, imbecile, lunatic, or insane person, except upon proof that, at the time of committing the alleged criminal act, he was laboring under such a defect of reason as: 1. Not to know the nature and quality of the act he was doing; or, • 2. Not to know that the act was wrong.
Page 191 - ... a house of refuge established by the managers of the society for the reformation of juvenile delinquents in the city of New York; where the conviction is had and the sentence inflicted in any other district, the place of confinement must be in the state industrial school.

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