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Evidence
Something which shows or proves a fact.
Witness
A person who goes to court to tell the truth about what he or she has seen or knows about a crime or other situation.
Criminal Trial
A way to decide who is guilty of breaking the law.
Crime
The act of breaking the law.
Court
The place where a trial is held or another way of referring to the judge.
Defendant
A person who is being sued or accused of breaking the law.
Court Clerk/Bailiff
The person who calls the court to order and swears in witnesses.
Law
Rules which we live by to keep us safe and free and which help us to be fair and just.
Judge
The person who is in charge of the court and who decides questions of law.
Jury
A group of people who listen to the evidence at a trial and decide if the law has been broken.
Complaint
A formal charge against someone made in court, i.e., a claim that someone has done wrong.
Verdict
The decision made by the jury in a trial.
Civil Trial
A way to decide who is right when people disagree.
Plaintiff
A person who starts a lawsuit.
Lawyer or Attorney
A person who represents a plaintiff or defendant in court or outside of court in a legal matter.
Lawsuit
A case before a court.
Prosecutor
The lawyer who represents the state in a criminal trial. This lawyer must show that the defendant committed a crime.