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Legal Terminology

Business Law Anatomy of a Murder Flash Cards

a sworn, written statement affidavit
petitioning a higher court to review a case to reverse errors made at trial appeal
bringing a defendant before a judge to allow him or her to hear the charges that were filed and make a plea arraignment
the official detention of a person for a criminal trial arrest
money or property temporarily surrendered to the government by a defendent who will be released until trial to ensure that he or she will not flee the jurisdiction.It is returned to the defendent upon the trial's conclusion. bail
the first ten amendments to the U.S. Constitution; they secure several of the most important rights of American citizens. Bill of Rights
to formal, clerical aspect of an arrest. During "booking", several forms are filled out containing the defendent's personal information and a description of the possessions he or she was carrying at the time of arrest book
petitioning the Supreme Court to hear an appeal certiorari
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