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Synonyms for defendant

the accused


Synonyms for defendant

a person against whom an action is brought

Synonyms for defendant

a person or institution against whom an action is brought in a court of law

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Once a court convicts a defendant of molesting a child, the court, not society, must determine the sentence.
10) On the other hand, if a suspect asserts the right to an attorney, questioning must cease and may only be recommenced if the defendant reinitiates communication with the officer.
The action, commenced by E-Cap and other investors, alleges that the defendants orchestrated a series of fraudulent transfers of the technology of TechnoConcepts, Inc.
For example, the defendants could have investigated whether white drug dealers were known to federal law enforcement officers, but were not prosecuted in federal court, Chief Justice William H.
One of the most serious mistakes officers make when testifying as defendants is to believe they must maintain a reserved, detached, professional demeanor throughout their testimony.
The matter was appealed by the Defendants to the Federal Circuit Court of Appeals, which upheld the District Court's finding of infringement but remanded the matter to the District Court for the District Court's reconsideration of the Defendants' claim that the '493 patent is "obvious" and thus invalid.
The jury has heard testimony from nine witnesses, including youths who knew the victims and defendants and adults who encountered the defendants on the day of the attack.
Rather, they impose additional or enhanced sentences on defendants convicted of committing or attempting to commit other substantive crimes while wearing body armor.
Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) on June 28, 2005 charging the defendants with fraudulent solicitation and offering illegal foreign currency futures contracts in violation of the California Commodities Law and federal law.
Semow told jurors that the four defendants - Brandon Hein, Jason Holland, Micah Holland and Tony Miliotti - were seen walking from the back yard after the attack.
The greater the number of overt acts uncovered, the easier it is for the jury to conclude that the defendants actually intended to commit the crime.
In this federal multi-district welding fume litigation case, a consolidated proceeding of more than 6,000 welding fume claims, the defendants filed motions to exclude scientific studies and expert testimony purporting to establish that exposure to welding flames causes certain neurological disorders.
SANTA CLARITA - The five defendants were seated in the courtroom when a jury of their peers filed into the jury box Thursday and took their seats in Division 3 of Newhall Superior Court.
While some, like the Christian Science Monitor, trumpeted, "To stand trial, defendants can be medicated by force," others, such as the New York Times, headlined their story "Court Limits Right To Drug Mentally Ill Defendants" with equal vigor.