Glossary

Glossary

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Veterans Persons who served at least one day in the active military, naval, or air service, and who were discharged or released under conditions other than dishonorable.
Victim Impact Statement A statement given by the victim(s) which details how the crime has affected him or her, and in non-capital cases, what sentence the victim believes would be appropriate. The statement is the only time that a victim will have to address the judge, who imposes the sentence on the accused. The statement is given to the prosecuting attorney, who forwards it to the judge after a verdict is reached and prior to sentencing.
Voir Dire Procedure in which the prosecutor and defense attorney question prospective jurors to pick a trial.