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Argersinger v. Hamlin (1972)

A Supreme Court decision that requires the appointment of counsel before a prison sentence can be levied against a criminal defendant.

Assistant U.S. Attorney

U.S. Government attorneys who serve as prosecutors in federal criminal cases.

City Attorney

A civil servant lawyer tasked with representing a city in legal matters, often including prosecutions.

District Attorney (D.A.)

The attorney, usually an elected official, tasked with prosecuting accused persons in the name of the state.


A log containing the complete history of each case in the form of brief chronological entries summarizing the court proceedings.

Faretta v. California (1975)

A SCOTUS ruling that established the precedent that people have a right to self-representation in criminal cases.

Independent Counsel

A lawyer appointed by the federal government to investigate allegations of wrongdoing by a government official.

Indigent Defendant

A person that cannot afford an attorney to defend them against a criminal accusation.

Nolle Prosequi

A Latin legal phrase meaning "will no longer prosecute;" formal notice by a prosecutor that a case is being dropped.

State's Attorney

An attorney representing the interests of a state in court, usually in the capacity of a prosecutor.

United States Attorneys

Conduct most of the trial work in which the United States is a party.