Glossary of Legal Terms

Abuse

Accessory

Accomplice

Accused

Acquittal

Admissible

Allegation

Appeal

Appellate Court

Arraignment

Arson

Assault

Bail/Bond

Battery

Bench Trial

Best Evidence Rule

Beyond a Reasonable Doubt

Booking

Bribery

Brief

Burden of Proof

Capital Offense

Charge

Circumstantial Evidence

Coercion

Conviction

Concurrent Sentence

Confidentiality Agreement

Consecutive Sentence

Corroborating Evidence

Counterfeiting

Cross-Examination

Custody

Cybercrime

Declaration under Penalty of Perjury

Defendant

Deferred Adjudication

Deferred Sentence

Deposition

Discovery

Dismissal

Domestic Violence

Drug Offense

Due Process

Embezzlement

Exclusionary Rule

Exculpatory Evidence

Expungement

Extortion

Failure to Register

False Arrest / Imprisonment

Finding

First Appearance

Felony

Forgery

Fraud

Grand Jury

Habeas Corpus

Hearing

Hearsay

Homicide

House Arrest

Hung Jury

Immunity

Inadmissible

Incarceration

Indecent Contact

Indecent Exposure

Indicment

Injunction

Jail

Jury

Leniency

Litigation

Manslaughter

Material Evidence

Miranda Rights / Warning

Misdemeanor

Mistrial

Molestation

Money Laundering

Motion

No Contest

Nolle Prosse / Prosequi

Nondisclosure Agreement

Notice of Appearance

Nullification

Objection

Pandering

Parole

Perjury

Plea / Plea Bargain

Pretrial Conference

Prison

Probable Cause

Probation

Prosecutor / Prosecution

Prostitution

Rape

Record

Reduction

Self-incrimination

Sentence

Sex Offense

Standard of Proof

State Jail

Statute of Limitations

Subpoena

Suppress

Tax Evasion

Testimony

Trial

Verdict

Voir Dire

Warrant

White Collar Crime

Witness

Writ

 

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