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TermDefinition
Arraignment the action of arraigning someone in court
Plea Bargain An agreement between the defendant and the prosecuter
Trial the formal examination before a competent tribunal of the matter in issue in a civil or criminal cause in order to determine such issue
Felony crime committed
Arrest Warrant and/or Grand jury A document issued by a judge or magistrate that authorizes the police to take someone accused of a crime into custody
Pre-Trial Motions motions done before a trial
investigation the action of a researching or investigating on someone or something
Preliminary Hearing and /or Grand Jury a judge decides wether the defendant is guilty or not guilty but wether there is enough evidence to force the defendant to trial
verdict A decision on an issue of fact in a civil or criminal case or an inquest
Probable Cause Reasonable grounds (for making a search, pressing charge, etc.)
Initial appearance (bail hearing) First proceeding in front of a judge after a defendant is arrested for a crime
Sentencing a punishment given by jury or judge to someone because of their crime.
Arrest & Bookings police takes the criminal to jail.
Arraignment
Created by: marygp