pronounce not guilty of criminal charges
something done (usually as opposed to something said)
to pronounce or decree by a judicial sentence
A judicial system in which the court of law is a neutral arena where two parties argue their differences.
written declaration made under oath
statements affirming or denying certain matters of fact that you are prepared to prove
a correct response to a question asked to test one's knowledge.
(law) a legal proceeding in which the appellant resorts to a higher court for the purpose of obtaining a review of a lower court decision and a reversal of the lower court's judgment or the granting of a new trial
the party who appeals a decision of a lower court
a court whose jurisdiction is to review decisions of lower courts or agencies
a legal document calling someone to court to answer an indictment
attorney at law
a lawyer employed by a party to manage a cause
the legal system that allows an accused person to be temporarily released from custody (usually on condition that a sum of money guarantees their appearance at trial)
an officer of the court who is employed to execute writs and processes and make arrests etc.
burden of proof
the duty of proving a disputed charge
a problem requiring investigation
a place where a judge hears matters not requiring action in open court. the private office of a judge.
the body of laws established by a state or nation for its own regulation
An argument made after the plaintiff and defendant have rested their cases. Closing arguments are made prior to the jury charges.