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Plea bargain

The accused agreed to a lesser charge for a lesser sentence

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Remanded

A court date is postponed to a later date

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Sentencing

The judge or jury will decide the penalty for committing the crime

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Jury

A group of 12 people that will listen to a case and decide guilt or innocence of accused

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Verdict

The decision of guilt or innocent

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Appeal

A process where one can challenge the decision at a higher court

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Bail

An amount of money the accused has to pay so they don’t spend time in jail prior to trial

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Accomplice

Someone who helps another commit a crime!

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Summons

A court document ordering one to appear to in court

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Freedoms

Own actions basic privileges speech religion applies to all citizens

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Rights

How we are treated by others guaranteed by law education mobility applied to individuals

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Hearing

A judge will hear if there is enough evidence to go to court

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Trial

A court case to find whether someone is guilty or innocent of a charge

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Defendant

Person being charged of a crime in court

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Prosecution

Crown or government will try to prove the accused is guilty

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Accused

Defendant person accused of committing a crime prior to trial

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Plaintiff

Civil trial the person complaining about being hurt or damaged as a result of another actions