If an offender escapes, once the escapee is resisted with the Alert System, an immediate notification will be issued to everyone registered against that facility.
Occur 24 hours a day 7 days a week Arrive by automated phone message or e-mail Alert residents of the escape Direct recipient to appropriate Web site DC or DCC for more information on the escapee Recapture Notifications: Occur between hours of 8 a. Search for a sex offender View location information on a map Register for sex offender notifications View and print safety tips To stay informed about sex offenders in your area, take advantage of our free e-mail and telephone alert service.
This service will alert you when a sex offender address is registered within one mile of your subscription address. There is no cost to you and no limit to the number of type of addresses that can subscribed. Contact information is always kept confidential. Register by visiting www. A person who assists in the commission of a crime. A person accused of committing a crime.
A legal finding that a criminal defendant has not been proven guilty of the charge s beyond a reasonable doubt. A civil or criminal court proceeding. A delay in the proceeding of a case. To render a decision through the use of judicial authority. The opposite party in a criminal action.
A procedure in which contesting parties present a case before an independent decision-maker. A written statement of facts made under oath before a notary or court officer having the authority to administer oaths. A finding of agreement with the trial judges rulings or sentence by an appellate court. A fact or situation that increases the degree of liability for a criminal act; considered by the court in imposing punishment. Fact asserted as truth before being proven as true; most commonly the criminal acts alleged to have been committed by the accused.
The correction of an error. A formal written statement by a defendant responding to each allegation in a complaint. A written request to a higher court to review the sentence or judgment of a lower court. The proceeding by which a defendant submits himself to the court, either in person or through his attorney. The party appealing a decision or judgment to a higher court. A court having jurisdiction to review and determine whether the rulings and judgments of a lower court are correct.
The party against whom the appeal is brought. The first appearance in court by a person who is charged with an offense, where he or she is advised of all pending charges, is asked to plead guilty or not guilty to the charges, is advised of the right to counsel and of the right to trial by jury. Taking physical custody of a person by lawful authority.
A violent attack that can be physical or verbal. A procedure by which a person's property is seized by the court to secure payment of a judgment. Anything of value that can be used to satisfy an order for restitution, fines, or other costs imposed by the court.
An agreement by a surety to pay a certain sum of money if the defendant fails to appear in court. A court attendant whose duties include keeping order in the courtroom and maintaining custody of the jury.
A guarantee, generally backed with the promise of payment, that a defendant will appear in a court as required. A written statement of the case. The obligation of a party to prove facts at issue in the trial. In criminal cases, the state has the burden of proof. The unlawful entering of a home or business. A crime for which the death penalty may be imposed. A proceeding, action, cause, suit, or controversy initiated through the court system.
An objection to the seating of a prospective juror on the jury panel. A Judge's private office. A formal accusation of a crime, the preliminary step to prosecution. The primary trial court where juries hear felony criminal cases, as well as civil lawsuits. Evidence based on inference and not on personal knowledge or observation.
A police-issued order to appear before a judge on a given date to defend against a stated charge, usually a lesser offense such as a traffic violation. Law that is not criminal law; pertains to the settlement of disputes between individuals. Rights guaranteed by the constitution. The process through which the Governor consideres requests for granting reprieves, commutations of sentence, and pardons after convictions. An official compilation of all permanent laws in use, classified according to subject matter.
To lawfully send a person to a prison, reformatory or institution. The body of law based on the English legal system, derived from judicial decisions, and to which no constitution or statute applies. As a condition of probation, the court can order the defendant to perform a certain number of hours of community services, such as cleaning public property, assisting needy people, custodial work, etc.
A change of punishment from a greater to a lesser degree. A defendant's ability to stand trial, consult with counsel, and assist in the defense. A formal charge accusing a person of an offense. A picture of the assailant made from an artist's drawing. Two or more sentences of jail time to be served simultaneously. A sentence that must follow another sentence. Two or more sentences served in sequence. Willful disobedience of a court order or rule, punishable by fine or imprisonment. A scheduled court event postponed for good cause.
Any type of drug whose possession and use is regulated by law, including narcotics, stimulants, or hallucinogens. A judgment of guilt against a criminal defendant. Evidence that may differ from, but tends to strengthen or confirm evidence already given. A witness who confirms or supports someone else's testimony.
One or more lawyers who represent a client. A governmental body consisting of one or more judges who sit to administer justice. A fee that is added to a fine or penalty. The amount of court cost is set by law to support certain specified services.
A person who records, and sometimes transcribes, the testimony at court sessions. An act of harm made punishable by the law. The questioning of a witness by the attorney for the opposing party to verify or refute the testimony just given. The detention of a person by lawful process or authority.
The monetary compensation recovered for a person who has suffered loss or injury to his person, property, or rights through the unlawful act or negligence of another. A judgment entered against a defendant who has not acted or appeared within the allowable time.
The individual accused in a criminal action or sued in a civil proceeding. A lawyer hired by the defendant, or provided by the Public Defender's Office, to represent the defendant's interests in criminal proceedings. If good behavior is demonstrated for the required period of time, the criminal case may be dismissed. A child who has committed an offense which, if he or she were an adult, would be considered a crime. A person who requires the support by another. A child who is orphaned, neglected, or abused and in need of care.
The recorded testimony of a witness, given under oath, for later use in court or for discovery purposes. A location, sometimes other than a jail, to afford secure custody for a person. A hearing to determine whether an accused should be released prior to trial based on their threat to the community or probability of non-appearance at subsequent hearings.
Directed Verdict of Acquittal: Order by the judge of not guilty, based on the failure by the state to produce enough evidence to convict "beyond a reasonable doubt". The first questioning of a witness by the attorney for the party who called the witness to testify.
The process by which the prosecutor and defense attorney learn of the evidence that the other party will present at trial. The termination of an action or claim without further hearing.
Disposition of the case with the understanding that the case may be re-filed. The final result of a criminal case. This may be by a finding of guilty, not guilty, dismissal, or a plea of no contest.
A formal record in which brief entries note all Court proceedings and documents filed. The constitutional prohibition against being prosecuted twice for the same offense. Due Process of Law: The philosophy of the law on what is fundamentally fair. The guarantee of fairness when the government seeks to deprive one of "liberty or property.