Glossary

Glossary

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Charge A formal accusation filed by the Prosecutor's office that a specific person has committed a specific crime; also referred to as "pressing charges."
Complaint A preliminary charge made by the state that a person has committed a specific offense.
Concurrent Sentences Running together- concurrent sentences run, or are served, at the same time.
Consecutive Sentences Sentences run one after the other.
Continuance A delay or postponement of a court hearing; the case is said to be "continued" when it has been delayed or postponed. A case can be continued for good cause, such as illness, or witness unavailability, or by agreement of the parties.
Conviction A judgment of the court based either on the decision of a jury or judge that the defendant is guilty of the crime for which he or she was tried.
Crime A violation of the law.