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Chapter 16 Civics

Complaint A formal notice that a lawsuit is being brought.
Summons A notice directing someone to appear in court to answer a complaint or a chrage.
Discovery Procces by which attoney's have oppurtunities to check facts and gather evidence.
Settlement In a legal case, the amount of money the defendant agrees to pay the Plaintiff.
Prosecution Party who starts the legal proceedings against another party for a voilation of the law.
Crime An act that breaks a law and causes harm to people or society in general.
Penal Code A state's written criminal laws.
Parole To grant a prisoner an early release from prision, with certain restrictions.
Mandatory Sentencing Punishment that judges must impose according to what the law directs.
Arraignment A hearing in which a suspect is charged and pleads gulity or not gulity.
Testimony The statement a witness makes under oath.
Cross-Examine To question a witness at a trial or a hearing to check or discredit the testmony.
Acquittal A vote of not gulity.
Hung Jury A jury that cannot agree on a verdict.
Juvenile A person not yet legally an adult.
Juvenile Delinquent A child or teenager who commits a serious crime or repeatedly breask the law.
Rehabilitate To correct a person's behavior.
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