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docket number


Number assigned by the court's clerk to identify each case.
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accessory


A person who knowingly and intentionally contributes to or aids in committing a crime (before or after, but not necessarily during, the commission of the crime). If the crime was a felony, the person could be charged with being an "accessory-after-the-fact".
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accomplice


A person who participates in the commission of a crime, other than the person actually doing the principal criminal act. This person may be charged with actual crime committed under a complicitor theory (gave aid or abetted or advised or encouragement to the principal defendant(s)).
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acquittal


Criminal defendant being found "not guilty" of the crime. An acquittal is not a declaration of the accused's "innocence"; it is a verdict that a Prosecutor failed to prove the accused's guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.
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adjournment


Postponing or rescheduling a case or court session until another date or time.
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adjudication


Generally, a final judicial determination of a case. In juvenile delinquency cases, it is the equivalent of a 'conviction' in adult criminal cases, when the court formally takes jurisdiction of the minor due to a plea or a trial verdict.
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affidavit


Written statement of fact that is verified by oath or affirmation before a notary public or officer having authority to administer oaths. (Affidavits are not admissible in criminal trials or hearings in lieu of testimony because the opposing party has no opportunity to cross-examine the affiant.)
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affirmative defense


Without denying the charge, the defendant raises extenuating or mitigating circumstances such as insanity, self-defense, or entrapment to avoid civil or criminal responsibility. The defendant must present credible evidence of any affirmative defense he/she raises. Court rules require a defendant to notify the opponent before the trial that an affir [..]
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agent


Someone authorized to act for another person (known as the "principal"). Violation of a principal-agent relationship is the core of an embezzlement.
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appearance


A document filed with the court, and provided to other parties, by an attorney advising that the attorney is representing a specific individual.
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