Certification: means a standard certificate that is issued by the board to a person who meets the requirements of sections 32-4021 and 32-4022 and does not include a temporary certificate. See Arizona Laws 32-4002
Certified reporter: means a person who is certified by the board and who records and transcribes a verbatim record in any sworn proceeding by means of written symbols or abbreviations in shorthand, machine writing or voice writing. See Arizona Laws 32-4002
Certify: means board authorization to engage in activities regulated by the board. See Arizona Laws 32-4002
Complaint: A written statement by the plaintiff stating the wrongs allegedly committed by the defendant.
Conviction: A judgement of guilt against a criminal defendant.
Felony: A crime carrying a penalty of more than a year in prison.
Fraud: Intentional deception resulting in injury to another.
Jurisdiction: (1) The legal authority of a court to hear and decide a case. Concurrent jurisdiction exists when two courts have simultaneous responsibility for the same case. (2) The geographic area over which the court has authority to decide cases.
Probation: A sentencing alternative to imprisonment in which the court releases convicted defendants under supervision as long as certain conditions are observed.
Prosecute: To charge someone with a crime. A prosecutor tries a criminal case on behalf of the government.
Public law: A public bill or joint resolution that has passed both chambers and been enacted into law. Public laws have general applicability nationwide.
Report: means to stenographically or by voice writing record and transcribe sworn proceedings. See Arizona Laws 32-4002
Reporter: Makes a record of court proceedings and prepares a transcript, and also publishes the court's opinions or decisions (in the courts of appeals).
Subpoena: A command to a witness to appear and give testimony.
Transcript: A written, word-for-word record of what was said, either in a proceeding such as a trial or during some other conversation, as in a transcript of a hearing or oral deposition.
Voice writing: means the making of a verbatim record of the spoken word by means of repeating the words of the speaker into a device that is capable of digital translation into text. See Arizona Laws 32-4002