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Legal Glossary

The legal glossary is a comprehensive index of legal terms aimed at educating and helping consumers better understand some of the legal terminology and jargon that is often used in describing legal matters.

The geographical location in which a case is tried.

The decision of a petit jury or a judge.

work with prosecutors and assist the victims of a crime.

An offense for which the only sentence authorized is a fine.

The process by which judges and lawyers select a petit jury from among those eligible to serve by questioning them to determine knowledge of the facts of the case and a willingness to decide the case only on the evidence presented in court. "Voir dire" is a phrase meaning "to speak the truth."