Can anyone tell me what "Lack of Corpus" means?

Asked almost 3 years ago - Ada, OK

If you are charged in a burglery case and the disposition is "Lack Of Corpus" what does that mean?

Attorney answers (1)

  1. John Hunsucker

    Contributor Level 13

    Answered . Corpus means body. In legal definations, it can mean different things as far as its application. As this is a criminal case, I am assuming that you or the court meant lack of corpus delecti which means that they were not able to show that a crime had been committed. This is different thatn being found not guilty as that just means that the state didn't prove that the person committed a crime but means that the court or DA decided that no crime had been committed at all.

    If my answer is helpful, please click the thumbs up button.

    Answers to AVVO questions are for general purposes only and do not establish an attorney-client relationship.... more

Can't find what you're looking for? Ask a Lawyer

Get free answers from experienced attorneys.


Ask now

26,577 answers this week

2,800 attorneys answering

Ask a Lawyer

Get answers from top-rated lawyers.

  • It's FREE
  • It's easy
  • It's anonymous

26,577 answers this week

2,800 attorneys answering