Glossary of Terms

Glosario de términos Jurídicos

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  • Judgment that a criminal defendant has not been proved guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.

  • A written statement of facts confirmed by the oath of the party making it, before a notary or officer having authority to administer oaths.

  • In the practice of the appellate courts, the decree or order is declared valid and will stand as rendered in the lower court.

  • The formal written statement by a defendant responding to a civil complaint and setting forth the grounds for defense.

  • A request made after a trial, asking another court (usually the court of appeals) to decide whether the trial was conducted properly. To make such a request is "to appeal" or "to take an appeal." One who appeals is called the appellant.

  • About appeals; an appellate court has the power to review the judgment of another lower court or tribunal.

  • A proceeding in which an individual who is accused of committing a crime is brought into court, told of the charges, and asked to plead guilty or not guilty.