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2010-11-06 21:03:27
Court system

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  1. Plaintiff
    • A person who brings suit in court.
    • The person who starts the court
  2. Defendant
    • A person, company, etc, against whom a claim or charge is brought in a court.
    • The person that is being sued.
  3. Plea Bargain
    • to argue to reduce your sentence
    • give yourself up in order to get a less severe sentence
  4. Appellate Court
    A court whose jurisdiction is to review decision of lower courts or agencies.
  5. Juvenile Court
    a law court having jurisdiction over youth generally of less than 18 years
  6. Family Court
    court of domestic relations
  7. Criminal Court
    A court of law in which criminal cases are tried and determined
  8. Probate Court
    • A special court with the power over administration of estates of deceased persons
    • for example wills
  9. Jury Deliveration
    The process during which the jury discusses the facts of the case and the law as instructed by the judge
  10. Bailiff
    A officer employed to keep order in the court
  11. Hung Jury
    • a jury that can not agree on a verdict
    • If there is one, they will retry the case
  12. Acquit
    • to relieve from a charge of fault or crime
    • not guilty
  13. Appeal
    An earnest request for aid, support, sympathy, mercy, etc.
  14. Bail
    property or money given as surety that a person released from custody will return at an appointed time.
  15. Direct-Examination
    The first interrogaton of a witness by the side that has called that witness.
  16. Cross Examination
    • to emanine by questions intended to check a previous examination
    • to examine closely or minutly
  17. Felony
    an offence
  18. Jury
    a group of persons sworn to render a verdict or true answer on a question or questions oficially submitted to them
  19. Admissible Evidence
    evidence that the judge finds that is useful
  20. Expert Witness
    • a person, as a physician, who provides testimony at a legal proceeding in the form of professional opinions
    • Doctor, Police officer "truck driver"
  21. Subpoena
    a summons to get a witness to come to court.