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admission
a voluntary statement or acknowledgment made by a party which is admissible in evidence against that party
aggressor
a person who initiates a quarrel, dispute or fight
alibi
the accused party offers evidence that he was in a different place at the time the offense was committed, therefore attempting to prove he could not have committed the crime
arraign
to bring an accused person to court for the purpose of having him answer the charge against him
arraignment
the initial court appearance of a person who is charged with a crime
arrest
the seizing of a person and detaining him in custody by lawful authority
arson
the crime of purposely setting fire to a house or other building
autopsy
examination of a dead body to determine the cause of death
attorney
a person licensed by a court to practice the profession of law
aggravated assault
attempting to cause, or purposely or knowingly cause bodily injury to another with a deadly weapon
abduction
the crime of forcibly, fraudently or by persuasion to take someone against their will
accessory
one who is not the actual perpetrator, but in some way is concerned with the crime
accident
an unforseen event, misfortune, or act
accomplice
one concerned or involved with others in commisssion of a crime
acquittal
a release or written discharge, especially by a verdict of a jury
affidavit
written statement of fact, signed and sworn to before a person having an attorney to administer an oath
affirmation
a solemn declaration without oath
alias
a second name applied to a person
allegation
a statement of fact made in a legal proceeding, which the person stating intends to prove
amendment
a change, correction, or affermation of any pleading