Criminal Law Definitions

Abuse

Accessory

Accomplice

Accused

Actual Fraud

Acquittal

Affidavit

Affirmative Defense

Aggravated Assault

Aggravating Factor/Circumstance

Aid and Abet

Alibi

Allegation

Allocution

Appeal

Arraignment

Arson

Assault

Assault and Battery

Assault with A Deadly Weapon

Attorney General

Bail

Bail Bond

Bail Exoneration

Bail Forfeiture

Bailiff

Bank Fraud

Bankruptcy Fraud

Battery

Bench Trial

Bench Warrant

Beyond a Reasonable Doubt

Bill of Particulars

Bind Over

Booking

Bribery

Burglary

Capital Case

Capital Punishment

Carjacking

Character Evidence

Charge

Child Abuse

Circumstantial Evidence

Citation

Citing Authority or Agency

Civil Law

Civil Process

Clemency or Executive Clemency

Commit

Community Service

Commutation

Competence Order

Competency

Complaint (Criminal)

Concurrent Jurisdiction

Concurrent Sentence

Conditions of Release

Consecutive Sentence

Constructive Fraud

Constructive Possession

Contempt

Continuance

Conviction

Count

Counterfeiting

Court

Court-appointed Attorney

Credit Card Fraud

Crime

Crimes against Property

Crimes against the Person

Criminal Case

Criminal Code

Criminal Homicide

Cross-examination

Cultivation

Custody

Cybercrime

Cyberstalking

Cyber theft

Defendant

Defense Lawyer

Defense of Property

Delinquent

Disorderly Conduct

Discovery

Dismiss/Dismissal

Distribution

Diversion

Domestic Violence

Double Jeopardy

Driving Under the Influence (DUI)

Drug Abuse Violations

Due Process of Law

Elements of a Crime

Embezzlement

Entrapment

Evidence

Examination in Chief

Exclusionary Rule

Exculpatory Evidence

Excusable Homicide

Exhibit

Expert Testimony

Extortion

Extradition

Extrinsic Fraud

Federal Court

Federal Public Defender

Federal Rules of Evidence

Felony

Felony Murder

First-degree Murder

Forgery and Counterfeiting

Fraud

Gambling

Grand Jury

Guilty

Guilty Plea

Habeas Corpus

Hate Crime

Health Care Fraud

Hearing

Hearsay

Home Confinement

Homicide

Hung Jury

Identity Theft

Immunity

Impeachment

Incarceration

Incriminate

Inculpatory Evidence

Indictment

Indigent

Information

Infraction

Initial Appearance

Innocent

Insanity

Instructions

Insurance Fraud

Internet Fraud

Intrinsic Fraud

Investigation

Investment Fraud

Involuntary Manslaughter

Jeopardy

Join/Joinder

Judge

Judgment of Conviction

Jurisdiction

Jury Trial

Justice of the Peace

Justifiable Homicide

Juvenile

Juvenile Delinquency

Leniency

Liquor Laws

Mail Fraud

Malicious Prosecution

Manslaughter

Manslaughter by Negligence

Mayhem

Mens Rea

Mental Health Treatment

Misdemeanor

Mistrial

Mitigating Circumstances

Mitigation

Modification

Money Laundering

Motion

Motion to Dismiss

Motive

Murder

Murder and No negligent Manslaughter

Negligent Homicide

No Bill

Not-Guilty Plea

Not-Guilty

Oath

Objection

Offender

Offense

Order

Own Recognizance

Pandering

Pardon

Parole

Party in Interest

Penalty

Perjury

Personal Recognizance

Petty Offenses

Plea

Plea Bargain

Possession

Pre-Sentence Report

Preponderance of the Evidence

Presentment

Pretrial Services

Privilege Against Self-Incrimination

Probable Cause

Probation

Probation Officer

Probation Report

Pro Se

Procedural

Prosecutor

Prosecuting Attorney

Prostitution

Public Defender

Public Offense

Pyramid Schemes

Quasi-criminal Action

Qui Tam

Racketeer Influences and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO)

Rap Sheet

Reasonable Doubt

Reasonable Suspicion

Recidivism

Recidivist

Remand

Remanding Order

Restitution

Return

Revocation

Robbery

Search and Seizure

Search Warrant

Securities Fraud

Self-Defense

Self-Surrender

Sentence

Sentencing Guidelines

Severance

Severance of Actions

Sexual Harassment

Simple Assault

Speedy Trial

Stalking

State Court

Statute

Statute of Limitations

Stolen Property

Sua Sponte

Subpoena

Substance Abuse Treatment

Substantive

Summons

Supervised Release

Suppress

Surety

Surety Bond

Suspect

Suspended Sentence

Suspicion

Tax Evasion

Tax Fraud

Terrorism

Testify

Testimony

Theft

Vagrancy

Vandalism

Verdict

Violation

Voir Dire

Waiver of Rights Form

Warrant

Weapons

White Collar Crime

Wire Fraud

Witness