damages - Money awarded to an
injured person, over and above the measurable value of the injury, in order to punish the person who hurt
- Q -
quash - To overthrow; vacate; to annul or void a summons,
indictment, bindover order or subpoena.
quo - What for what; something
for something; giving one valuable thing for another.
- R -
reasonable doubt - A person accused of a crime is entitled to
acquittal if, in the minds of the jury or judge, his or her guilt has not been proved beyond a "reasonable doubt";
the jurors are not entirely convinced of the person's guilt.
evidence - Evidence given to
explain, contradict, or disprove facts offered by the adverse party. In criminal cases, the state has the
opportunity to rebut the defendant's case because it has the burden of proof.
recidivism - The continued, habitual or compulsive commission of
law violations after first having been convicted of prior offenses.
recognizance - A kind of bail, consisting of a written promise to
appear in court when required. Generally, when there is no good reason to suppose the accused in a criminal case
will not appear when required or the accused is not a significant risk to the community, he or she will be released
on his or her own recognizance.
examination - Follows
cross-examination, and is conducted by the party who first examined the witness.
- In Juvenile Court, a written report
submitted by a law enforcement officer or other person who has reason to believe a juvenile has committed a crime
that would place the child within the jurisdiction of the Juvenile Court.
- Evidence that helps to prove a point or
issue in a case.