Criminal Defense GLOSSARY
Glossary of Criminal Defense Terms
W X Y Z #
< Back to Online
- W -
Warrant: Written order authorizing official action by law
enforcement officials, usually directing them to arrest the person
in the warrant
Willful homicide: willful killing of one human by another.
Murder and manslaughter are included in this definition. witness -A
person called upon by either side in a lawsuit to give testimony
before the court or jury.
Writ: A formal written command, issued from the court,
requiring the performance of a specific act.
Writ of certiorari: An order issued by the Supreme Court
directing the lower court to transmit records for a case for which
it will hear on appeal.