Criminal & Juvenile Court Terminology

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A glossary for the most common terms in the court process.

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  • Adjudication of Delinquency

  • Appeal

  • Arraignment on Indictment / Arraignment Status Conference

  • Assistant Prosecutor (AP)

  • Complainant

  • Complaint

  • Crime Victim

  • Defendant

  • Delinquency

  • Detention Review Hearing

  • Discovery

  • First Appearance

  • Grand Jury

  • Jury (Petit Jury)

  • Juvenile

  • Juvenile Disposition

  • Motion

  • Municipal Court

  • Plea Negotiation

  • Post Conviction Motions

  • Post Indictment Arraignment

  • Pre-Indictment Conference

  • Pre-Sentence Investigations

  • Pre-Trial Conferences

  • Pre-Trial Intervention

  • Probation

  • Public Defender

  • Remand

  • Restitution

  • Restraining Order

  • Risk Screening Tool

  • Sentencing

  • Status Conferences

  • Vision Impact Statement