Criminal Defense GLOSSARY
Glossary of Criminal Defense Terms
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Rape: the carnal knowledge of a female forcibly and
against her will, is incapable to give consent due to mental
disorder, developmental or physical disability, intoxication, or
unconsciousness, or if the act is committed by trickery. Assaults or
attempts to commit rape or threat of force are included.
Record: A written account of all the acts and proceedings
in a lawsuit.
Remand: When an appellate court sends a case back to a
lower court for further proceedings.
Reverse: When an appellate court sets aside the decision
of a lower court because of an error. A reversal is often followed
by a remand.
Robbery: the taking, or attempting to take anything of
value from the care, custody or control of another by force or
threat of force or violence.