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Sentence
punishment for being convicted
Equity
Fairness
Bondsman
person who lends money to pay off bails
Litigant
one of the two sides(ex. Defendant & Plaintiff)
Criminal Law
Government v.s. Person (you can go to prison)
Parole
get out of jail early
Real Property
land, houses, barns, (something that you cant take with you)
Peremptory Challenge
Lawyer can remove jurors without stating a reason.
Mistrail
something goes wrong in a trial to make it unfair.
Acquittal
"Not Guilty"
verdict
Decision of the jury
Administrative law
Laws about rules of Congress
Venue
Place where trial takes place
Arraignment
what happens after you are accused.(ask whether you plea "Guilty" or "Non-Guilty".
Tort
a wrongful act which injures a person.
Bench Trail
no jury; just the Judge.
Sequester
lock-up the jury away from media
Civil Law
Person v.s. Person (lawsuit for money)
Public Law
Government v.s. Person
relationship between the government and its citizens.
Cross Examination
questioning the opposing side's witness.
Private Law
Desputes between individuals of business.
Deposition
statement, underoath that you provide b/4 the trial.
Probation
a lesser sentence
Plea Bargain
defendant chooses to plea guilty.
Ordinance
a local law