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|A statement naming the plaintiff and the defendant and describing the lawsuit.
|A document that announa that the defendant is being sued, and sets a date and time for an appearance in court.
|Process by which attorneys have opportunity to check facts and gather evidence.
|In a legal case, the amount of money the defendant agrees to pay the plaintiff.
|The party who start the legal proceedings against another party for a violation of the law.
|An act that breaks a federal or state criminal law and causes harm to people or society.
|Crimes are defined in each state's written criminal laws.
|To grant a prisoner an early release from prison, with certain restrictions.
|Judges must impose whatever sentence the law directs.
|The defendant then appears in court for a procedure.
|The statement a witness makes under oath.
|To question a witness at a trial or a hearing to check or discredit the testimony.
|A vote of not guilty.
|A jury that cannot agree on a verdict
|A person not yet legally an adult.
|A child or teenager who commits a serious crime or repeatedly breaks the law.
|To correct a person's behavior.