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CPL Terms Defined / Legal Definitions

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

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