Glossary of Law Terms

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A

  • Abscond Bond
  • Acquittal
  • Adjudication
  • Admissible
  • Affidavit
  • Affirmed
  • Alcohol Interlock
  • Alcohol Tether
  • Alford Plea
  • Alibi
  • Analog Drug
  • Anders Brief
  • AOI
  • Appeal
  • Appearance Ticket
  • Appellant
  • Appellee
  • Arraignment
  • Arrest
  • Arrest Warrant
  • Assault
  • Assaultive Crime
  • Assistant Attorney General
  • Assistant Prosecutor
  • Attorney General
  • AUSA
  • Authentication
  • Automatic Expungement
  • Automatic Firearm

B

  • Bail
  • Batson
  • Battery
  • Bench Trial
  • Bench Warrant
  • Bender Hearing
  • Bond
  • Booker
  • Brady Violation
  • Breaking and Entering
  • Breathalyzer
  • Brief
  • Burden of Proof
  • Bureau of Prisons
  • Burton Error

C

  • Carjacking
  • Child Abuse
  • Child Erotica
  • Child Pornography
  • Circuit Court
  • Civil Contempt
  • Civil Infraction
  • Clear and Convincing
  • Cobbs Agreement
  • Cobbs Plea
  • Collateral Estoppel
  • Community Service
  • Commutation
  • Compassionate Release
  • Complainant
  • Complaint
  • Concurrent Sentence
  • Conditional Release
  • Consecutive Sentence
  • Consent
  • Consultation
  • Controlled Substance
  • Controlled Substance
  • Conviction
  • Cooperation
  • Costs
  • Crime of Moral Turpitude (CMT)
  • Criminal Contempt
  • Criminal Sexual Conduct
  • CSAM
  • CSC
  • CSC First Degree – Minor Under 13 years old
  • Curtilage
  • Custodial Interrogation
  • Custody
  • Custody Hearing

D

E

F

  • Federal Court
  • Federal Detention
  • Federal Detention Center
  • Felonious Assault
  • Felony
  • Felony Firearm
  • Field Sobriety Tests
  • Fines
  • Flight Risk
  • Flop
  • Forfeiture
  • Franks Motion
  • Fruit of the Poisonous Tree

G

  • Garrity Rights
  • Giglio Materials
  • Ginther Hearing
  • Governor’s Warrant
  • GPS Tether
  • Grand Jury
  • Guilty Plea

H

  • Habeas Corpus
  • Habitual Offender
  • Halfway House
  • Hearsay
  • Hearsay Exception
  • Heller Issue
  • Home Invasion
  • Homicide
  • House Arrest
  • Human Trafficking
  • Hung Jury
  • Hung Jury
  • HYTA

I

  • Immobilization
  • Impeachment
  • Implied Consent Suspension
  • In Camera
  • Inculpatory Evidence
  • Inculpatory statement
  • Indictment
  • Ineffective Assistance of Counsel
  • Information
  • Innocence
  • Insane
  • Irrelevant

J

  • Jail
  • Jurisdiction
  • Jury
  • Jury Trial
  • Juvenile Delinquency
  • Juvenile Offender

K

  • Kastigar Agreement
  • Kidnapping
  • Killebrew Agreement

L

  • Larceny
  • Larceny from a Person
  • Larceny from a Vehicle
  • License Restoration
  • Lockridge case
  • Loitering

M

  • Magistrate
  • Mandatory Minimum
  • Manslaughter – Involuntary
  • Manslaughter – Voluntary
  • MCL 333.7411
  • MCL 769.4a
  • Mega-Case
  • Memorandum of Law
  • Mentally Ill
  • Michigan Department of Corrections
  • Minor Offense
  • MIP
  • Miranda Warnings
  • Misdemeanor
  • Mistaken Identity
  • Mistrial
  • Motion
  • Motion for Relief from Judgment
  • Motion in Limine
  • Motion to Quash
  • Motion to Strike
  • Motion to Suppress

N

  • No Contest Plea
  • Nolle Prosequi
  • Nolo Contendere Plea
  • Nonreporting Probation
  • Not Guilty
  • Not Guilty Plea
  • Notice of Hearing
  • Nunc Pro Tunc

O

  • One Bad Night
  • Operating
  • Opiate
  • Ordinance Violation
  • OWI
  • OWPD
  • OWVI

P

R

  • Reasonable Suspicion
  • Rebuttable Presumption
  • Referee
  • Register of Actions
  • Relevant
  • Relevant
  • Remand
  • Remand
  • Reply Brief
  • Reporting Probation
  • Res Judicata
  • Response Brief
  • Restitution
  • Restricted Driver’s License
  • Retail Fraud
  • Retained
  • Reversed
  • Revocation
  • Right to Confrontation
  • Robbery

S

T

  • Taser
  • Technical Violation
  • Ten-Percent Bond
  • Terry Search
  • Testimony
  • Tether
  • Tucker Hearing
  • Turner Hearing

U

V

  • Variance
  • Venue
  • Verdict
  • Veterans Treatment Court
  • Victim
  • Voir Dire

W

  • Wade Hearing
  • Walker Hearing
  • Weapon
  • Witness
  • Work Release
  • Writ
  • Writ of Habeas Corpus