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adjudication


Giving or pronouncing a judgment or decree; the judgment given.
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affidavit


A written declaration of facts, confirmed by oath of the party making it before a person with authority to administer the oath.
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appeal


A proceeding brought to a higher court to review a lower court decision.
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bond


A written agreement by which a person insures he/she will pay a certain sum of money if he does not perform certain duties properly. (See Cash Bond and Surety Bond.)
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cash bond


A written agreement in which a defendant, or another person on the defendant’s behalf, ensures he/she will perform duties as outlined by the Court while awaiting trial by depositing bail money (cash) with an authorized official equal to the bail bond set by the Court.
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concurrent sentences


Sentences for more than one crime that are to be served at the same time, rather than one after the other.
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conviction


A judgment of guilt against a criminal defendant.
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defendant


The party charged with a crime in a criminal prosecution.
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extradition


The surrender of an accused criminal by one state to the jurisdiction of another.
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grand jury


A jury of inquiry whose duty it is to receive complaints and accusations in criminal matters and if appropriate issue a formal indictment.
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