Here is another article about common legal terminology that will help you get the basics down. We understand that sometimes-simple terms can sound confusing in “Legalese.” So check these out and look for more in the future.
Acquittal – When a jury finds that someone is not guilty of the specific charges, or a judge throws out a case due to lack of evidence.
Affidavit – A statement that has either been printed or written that is made under oath.
Burden of Proof – The need to prove disputed facts. On the civil side, it is the plaintiff’s responsibility to prove their case. When it comes to criminal cases, it is the government’s responsibility to prove the defendant’s guilt.
Clerk of Court – This person oversees administrative functions and is responsible for taking care of the flow of court cases through a specific court. A court really depends on the Clerk’s Office to make sure everything runs smoothly.
We will continue providing legal term education in future articles, and hope you will call us if you have any further questions.
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