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restitution


An amount of money set by the court to be paid to the victim of a crime for property losses or injuries caused by the crime.
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arraignment


A court appearance at which the defendant is formally charged and is asked to enter a plea of guilty, not guilty or no contest.  In felony cases, an arraignment follows a preliminary hearing. Bound Over - At the completion of the preliminary hearing, if the judge finds that it is reasonable to believe that the defendant committed a felony, the def [..]
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complaint


A legal document prepared by the DA based on police reports.  It lists the charges and some of the evidence against the defendant.  The complaint is filed in Court.
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defendant


  The person accused of or charged with a criminal offense.  This is the person alleged to have committed a particular crime.
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deferred prosecution


  Offender is diverted from the criminal process under a contract with certain conditions.
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decline


The office of the District Attorney decides not to issue any criminal charges.
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dismissal


The charge or charges against the defendant are dismissed.  No conviction.  This may occur at any time, at the prosecutors discretion - and without advance notice to you.
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district attorney


Under state law, the prosecuting attorney who represents the state in each county.
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assistant district attorney


An attorney who acts on the District Attorneys behalf. 
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felony


A crime punishable by confinement in a state prison, for one year or more.
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