Courtroom terms/phrases

by gerb0150wr
(90 terms)
term Description
overruled
approach the bench
legal counsel
closing statement
defendant
prosecution
prosecutor
defense attorney
civil lawsuit
criminal charges
rests
bail
set bail at
make bail
remanded
precedent
jury
judge
grand jury
hung jury A jury that is unable to reach a conclusion 
verdict
reach a verdict
proceed
exhibit
under oath
take an oath
truth
admissible
appeal
evidence
recognize
charged with
cross-examine
recall
object
sustained
ruling
testimony
sidebar
recess
call a witness
dismissed without prejudice
motion
count One count equals one charge
affidavit
appellate court
bench trial
brief
judge's chambers
clerk of court
law clerk
standard of proof
jurisdiction
paralegal
complaint
sentence
docket
dismissed with prejudice
settlement
felony
damages
warrant
misdemeanor
hearsay
petition
litigation
mistrial
plaintiff
plea
legal proceedings
transfer
probation
arraignment
subpoena
contempt
uphold
writ
witness stand
witness statement
take to the stand
Bible
gavel
state attorney
court reporter
probation officer
proof beyond a reasonable doubt
I rest my case
bailiff
objection
deliver the sentence