immunity - Legal protection from liability. There are many
categories of immunity in civil and criminal law. For example, sovereign immunity protects government agencies from
civil liability and judicial immunity protects judges acting in their official capacities.
- To seat a jury. When voir dire is
finished and both sides have exercised their challenges, the jury is impanelled. The jurors are sworn in and the
trial is ready to proceed.
witness - An attack on the
credibility of a witness.
- Information which is so unreliable it
cannot be admitted under the established rules of evidence.
- In a judge's chambers; in
incarceration - Imprisonment; confinement in a jail or
- The crime of sexual intercourse between
a male and a female who are so closely related they would not legally be allowed to marry.
sentence - An indefinite
sentence of imprisonment, within a specified range (e.g. "5 to life") with the Board of Pardons later determining
the exact term to be served.
indictment - An accusation of a criminal offense made by a
information - The first paper filed in criminal prosecution which
states the crime of which the defendant is accused.
injunction - A court order forbidding or requiring a certain
parentis - "In the place of
the parent"; refers to actions of a custodian, guardian or other person acting in the parent's
instruction - A direction given by the judge to the jury
concerning the law to be applied in the case.
alia - Among other