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CPL Terms Defined / Legal Definitions

Terms defined as per the CRIMINAL PROCEDURE LAW - Columns sortable.
TERM SECTION
Accusatory instrument 1.20 (sub 1)
Appearance bond 500.10 (sub 14)
Appearance ticket 1.20 (sub 26)
Applicant 700.05 (sub 5)
Application for recognizance or bail 500.10 (sub 7)
Armed felony 1.20 (sub 41)
Arraignment 1.20 (sub 9)
Bail 500.10 (sub 9)
Bail bond 500.10 (sub 13)
Bench warrant 1.20 (sub 30)
Cash bail 500.10 (sub 10)
Commencement of criminal action 1.20 (sub 17)
Commitment to the custody of the sheriff 1.20 (sub 35)
Concurrent counts 300.30 (sub 3)
Consecutive counts 300.30 (sub 2)
Conviction 1.20 (sub 13)
County 1.20 (sub 36)
Criminal action 1.20 (sub 16)
Criminal court 10.10 (sub 1)
Criminal proceeding 1.20 (sub 18)
Defendant 710.10 (sub 1)
District attorney 1.20 (sub 32)
Eavesdropping warrant 700.05 (sub 2)
Eligible youth 720.10 (sub 2)
Evidence 710.10 (sub 2)
Evidence in chief 1.20 (sub 40)
Exigent circumstances 700.05 (sub 7)
Felony complaint 1.20 (sub 8)
Fix bail 500.10 (sub 3)
Geographical area of employment 1.20 (sub 34a)
Inclusory concurrent counts 300.30 (sub 4)
Inconsistent counts 300.30 (sub 5)
Indictment 1.20 (sub 3)
Information 1.20 (sub 4)
Insurance company bail bond 500.10 (sub 16)
Intercepted communication 700.05 (sub 3)
Intermediate appellate court 1.20 (sub 22)
Judge 1.20 (sub 23)
Judgment 1.20 (sub 15)
Judicial hearing officer 1.20 (sub 43)
Jury Trial 340.10 (sub 3)
Justice 700.05 (sub 4)
Law enforcement agency 705.00 (sub 4)
Law enforcement officer 700.05 (sub 6)
Lesser included offense 1.20 (sub 37)
Local criminal court 10.10 (sub 3)
Local criminal court accusatory instrument 1.20 (sub 2)
Misdemeanor complaint 1.20 (sub 7)
Obligor 500.10 (sub 11)
Order of recognizance or bail 500.10 (sub 6)
Partially secured bail bond 500.10 (sub 18)
Peace officer 2.10
Pen register 705.00 (sub 1)
Petty offense 1.20 (sub 39)
Plea 1.20(sub 10)
Police officer 1.20
Post bail 500.10 (sub 8)
Potential testimony 710.10 (sub 3)
Preliminary jurisdiction 1.20 (sub 25)
Principal 500.10 (sub 1)
Prosecutor 1.20 (sub 31)
Prosecutor's information 1.20 (sub 6)
Release on own recognizance 500.10 (sub 2)
Secured bail bond 500.10 (sub 17)
Securing order 500.10 (sub 5)
Sentence 1.20 (sub 14)
Simplified environmental conservation information 1.20 (sub 5d)
Simplified information 1.20 (sub 5a)
Simplified parks information 1.20 (sub 5c)
Simplified traffic information 1.20 (sub 5b)
Single judge trial 340.10 (sub 2)
Submission of a count 300.30 (sub 1)
Summons 1.20 (sub 27)
Superior court 10.10 (sub 2)
Superior court information 1.20 (sub 3a)
Superior court warrant of arrest 1.20 (sub 29)
Surety 500.10 (sub 12)
Surety bond 500.10 (sub 15)
Trap and trace device 705.00 (sub 2)
Trial 1.20 (sub 11)
Trial jurisdiction 1.20 (sub 24)
Unsecured bail bond 500.10 (sub 19)
Verdict 1.20 (sub 12)
Video surveillance 700.05 (sub 9)
Video surveillance warrant 700.05 (sub 10)
Warrant of arrest 1.20 (sub 28)
Youth 720.10 (sub 1)
Youth offender sentence 720.10 (sub 5)
Youthful offender adjudication 720.10 (sub 6)
Youthful offender finding 720.10 (sub 4)

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