Definitions

Below you will find some common terms and acronyms that you may read or hear when dealing with a court case.


Acronyms

Acquittal

Affidavit

Appeal

Arraignment

Bench Trial

Burden of Proof

Cause of Action

Civil Case

Criminal Case

Deposition

Discovery

Exoneration

Grand Jury

Hung Jury

Jury Trial

Mens Rea

Perjury

Pretrial Hearing

Recusal

Redirect