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

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

Ada, OK -

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John Hunsucker

John Hunsucker

Criminal Defense Attorney - Oklahoma City, OK

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.

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