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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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In marked contrast, non-indigent criminal defendants appearing for various offenses in the same courtrooms are spared these indignities, this dressing-down in public.
According to Kane County State's Attorney Joe McMahon, the court had ordered that more than 100 criminal defendants wear ankle bracelets, in lieu of being housed full-time in county jail or being released.
In other jurisdictions, failure to object to testimony that references a criminal defendant's privilege against self-incrimination has been found to fall below the standards of reasonably competent trial counsel.
Because the raw probit results are difficult to interpret, however, we present the marginal effects of each variable on the probability of a justice voting for the criminal defendant.
A postconviction-relief (PCR) appeal is initiated by a convicted criminal defendant (55) filing a notice of appeal in the district court, also within thirty days of a final judgment--usually an order denying postconviction relief.
State, the Florida Supreme Court recently interpreted the Sixth Amendment to the United States Constitution to hold that a criminal defendant cannot decide for himself the manner in which he will present his criminal defense.
Zimmerman is a criminal defendant in a murder case where the defendant was accused of gunning down, unarmed, 17-year-old Trayvon Martin.
The proposed language would prohibit a criminal defendant's relatives of from being questioned as a witness against the accused, a statement from the group said.
In the book titled 'The Finish,' journalist Mark Bowden revealed that Obama said he thought he would be in a strong political position to argue in favor of giving bin Laden the full rights of a criminal defendant if the terror group leader went on trial for masterminding the 9/11 attacks.
A member of The Florida Bar has requested an opinion regarding the ethical propriety of offering or advising a criminal defendant to accept a plea offer in which the criminal defendant waives past or future ineffective assistance of counsel and prosecutorial misconduct.
(7) Defense attorneys tend to view a criminal defendant's decision to proceed pro se with a sense of resigned frustration since many see the defendant as a lamb blindly proceeding into the lion's den.
Criminal defendant patients receive additional services beyond the basic mental health treatment the hospital provides all its patients, she added.
Once that information is compiled, the question will be how to effectively communicate it to a criminal defendant. One option would be a printed compilation delivered to the defendant by the attorney or court at an early stage of the criminal proceedings.
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