Criminal Court Words or Judicial Terms +

(judicial or legal words that may apply to trial processes that determine the guilt or innocence of people which is ascertained by either judges or juries)

Crime of offering, giving, requesting, soliciting, or receiving something of value to influence a decision of a public official.
A document filed by a party to a lawsuit to convince the court of the merits of that party's case.
burden of proof
The requirement to introduce evidence to prove an alleged fact or set of facts.
1. An administrative system, especially in a government, that divides work into specific categories carried out by special departments of non-elected officials.
2. An organizational model that vests (bestows a power on) individuals with authority and spheres of competence in a predetermined hierarchy with abstract rules and selection by test.
camp, ranch
Any of several types of similar correctional confinement facilities for adults or juveniles, usually located in rural area.
The mental state of being legally responsible, having the mental acuity to know the difference between right and wrong, and to realize and appreciate the nature and consequences of particular actions.
"That you take."

A general term for various court orders requiring that some named person be taken into custody.

capital punishment
The imposition of the death penalty for the most serious crimes.

It may be administered by electrocution, lethal injection, gas, hanging, or shooting.

career criminals
Those offenders who make their living through crime.

Usually offenses occur over the lifetime of the offender.

An incident investigated by law enforcement officers.

A single charging document under the jurisdiction of a court or a single defendant.

case backlogs
Crowded court dockets in either juvenile court or criminal court; with a massive buildup of cases, where judges can not hear all cases in a timely fashion.
case law
Legal opinions having the status of law as enunciated by the courts; for example, U.S. Supreme Court decisions become case law and governing cases when identical or very similar cases are subsequently heard in lower courts.
case processing
The speed with which cases are heard in either criminal or juvenile court.
case-specific pretrial publicity
Direct familiarity with actual events that transpired in particular cases where people are to serve as jurors; such as, those seen on videotape showing the actual crime being committed.
cash bail bond
Cash payment for situations in which charges are not serious and the scheduled bail is low.

Defendants obtain release by paying in cash the full amount, which is recoverable after the required court appearances are made.

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