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Counsel
A name for the lawyer engaged in the trial. Both the plaintiff and the defendant have counsel.
Defendant
The person who is accused of a crime and is being tried.
Prosecutor
A public official who brings the government's case against a person accused of a crime and asks the court to convict that person.
Witness
A person who gives the jury information about the case.
Acquittal
A legal determination that a person who has been charged with a crime is innocent.
Appeal
A request for a higher court to review a decision made by a lower court.
Arraignment
When the accused is brought before the court to hear the charges against the person to plead guilty or not guilty
The result of a criminal trial in which a person is found guilty.
Conviction
Cross-examination
The questioning of a witness by the lawyer for the opposing side.
Direct-examination
The first questioning in a trial of a witness by the lawyer who called that witness.
Motion
How a lawyer asks the judge to make a decision.
Objection
The opposing side finds fault with the question being asked the witness.
Overruled
The judge, following an objection, decides the questions may continue.
Substained
The judge, following an objection, agrees that the line of questioning should not continue.
Your Honor
The way a judge is addressed in a courtroom.