Article 1 General Provisions
Article 1.5 Intensive Parole Supervision of Sex Offenders
Article 2 Electronic Monitoring
Article 2.3 Parole Reentry Accountability Program
Article 2.4 Case Management Reentry Pilot Program
Article 2.5 Interdisciplinary Assessment of Inmates
Article 3 Paroles
Article 3.5 County Boards of Parole Commissioners

Terms Used In California Codes > Penal Code > Part 3 > Title 1 > Chapter 8

  • Affidavit: A written statement of facts confirmed by the oath of the party making it, before a notary or officer having authority to administer oaths.
  • Affirmed: In the practice of the appellate courts, the decree or order is declared valid and will stand as rendered in the lower court.
  • Agency: means the Monterey-Salinas Transit Joint Powers Agency, a joint exercise of powers agency. See California Water Code 1210
  • AIDS: as used in this chapter , means acquired immune deficiency syndrome. See California Penal Code 2985.5
  • Answer: The formal written statement by a defendant responding to a civil complaint and setting forth the grounds for defense.
  • Appeal: A request made after a trial, asking another court (usually the court of appeals) to decide whether the trial was conducted properly. To make such a request is "to appeal" or "to take an appeal." One who appeals is called the appellant.
  • Appropriation: The provision of funds, through an annual appropriations act or a permanent law, for federal agencies to make payments out of the Treasury for specified purposes. The formal federal spending process consists of two sequential steps: authorization
  • Arrest: Taking physical custody of a person by lawful authority.
  • Attendance: means the number of children present at a child care and development facility. See California Education Code 8208
  • automobile dismantler: is a ny person not otherwise expressly excluded by Section 221 who:

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  • Bail: Security given for the release of a criminal defendant or witness from legal custody (usually in the form of money) to secure his/her appearance on the day and time appointed.
  • Blood: means human whole blood or components of human blood, including plasma, which are prepared from human whole blood by physical, rather than chemical processes, but does not include blood derivatives manufactured or processed for industrial use. See California Penal Code 3010.5
  • Blood components: as used in this chapter , means preparations separated from single units of whole blood or prepared for hemapheresis and intended for use as final products for transfusions. See California Penal Code 2985.5
  • Board: means the Department of Veterans Affairs. See California Public Utilities Code 105143
  • Board: means the Department of Veterans Affairs. See California Public Utilities Code 105172
  • Board: means the Department of Veterans Affairs. See California Public Utilities Code 105208
  • Board: means the Department of Veterans Affairs. See California Public Utilities Code 105233
  • Board: means the Department of Veterans Affairs. See California Public Utilities Code 106023
  • board: means the Board of Directors of the Monterey-Salinas Transit District. See California Water Code 1210
  • Bond: means veterans bond, a state general obligation bond issued pursuant to this article adopting the provisions of the State General Obligation Bond Law. See California Public Utilities Code 105143
  • Bond: means veterans bond, a state general obligation bond issued pursuant to this article adopting the provisions of the State General Obligation Bond Law. See California Public Utilities Code 105172
  • Bond: means veterans bond, a state general obligation bond issued pursuant to this article adopting the provisions of the State General Obligation Bond Law. See California Public Utilities Code 105208
  • Bond: means veterans bond, a state general obligation bond issued pursuant to this article adopting the provisions of the State General Obligation Bond Law. See California Public Utilities Code 105233
  • Bond: means veterans bond, a state general obligation bond issued pursuant to this article adopting the provisions of the State General Obligation Bond Law. See California Public Utilities Code 106023
  • bus: is a ny vehicle, including a trailer bus, designed, used, or maintained for carrying more than 15 persons including the driver. See California Education Code 8265
  • business: includes a proprietorship, partnership, corporation, and any other form of commercial enterprise. See California Education Code 8265.1
  • Caregiver: means a person who provides direct care, supervision, and guidance to children in a child care and development facility. See California Education Code 8208
  • Case law: The law as laid down in cases that have been decided in the decisions of the courts.
  • City: includes city and county and "incorporated town" but does not include "unincorporated town" or "village. See California Education Code 5092
  • Committee: means the Veterans' Finance Committee of 1943, created by Section 991. See California Public Utilities Code 105143
  • Committee: means the Veterans' Finance Committee of 1943, created by Section 991. See California Public Utilities Code 105172
  • Committee: means the Veterans' Finance Committee of 1943, created by Section 991. See California Public Utilities Code 105208
  • Committee: means the Veterans' Finance Committee of 1943, created by Section 991. See California Public Utilities Code 105233
  • Committee: means the Veterans' Finance Committee of 1943, created by Section 991. See California Public Utilities Code 106023
  • Complaint: A written statement by the plaintiff stating the wrongs allegedly committed by the defendant.
  • Continuance: Putting off of a hearing ot trial until a later time.
  • Contract: A legal written agreement that becomes binding when signed.
  • Conviction: A judgement of guilt against a criminal defendant.
  • Counterclaim: A claim that a defendant makes against a plaintiff.
  • County: includes "city and county. See California Education Code 17389
  • county: includes "city and county". See California Education Code 1012
  • County: includes city and county. See California Education Code 5091
  • County: means Monterey County. See California Water Code 1210
  • County: includes city and county. See California Education Code 24937
  • Damages: Money paid by defendants to successful plaintiffs in civil cases to compensate the plaintiffs for their injuries.
  • Decedent: A deceased person.
  • Defendant: In a civil suit, the person complained against; in a criminal case, the person accused of the crime.
  • Defense attorney: Represent defendants in criminal matters.
  • department: means the State Department of Health Services. See California Penal Code 3049.5
  • department: means the Department of Veterans Affairs. See California Government Code 13332.14
  • department: means State Department of Health Services. See California Education Code 24943
  • Dependent: A person dependent for support upon another.
  • Director: means "State Director of Health Services. See California Education Code 24944
  • Dismissal: The dropping of a case by the judge without further consideration or hearing. Source:
  • District: means the Sonoma-Marin Area Rail Transit District. See California Water Code 70151
  • District: means the Monterey-Salinas Transit District created by Section 106010. See California Water Code 1210
  • District: as used in this part , means the San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit District. See California Water Code 1230
  • Donor: The person who makes a gift.
  • En banc: In the bench or "full bench." Refers to court sessions with the entire membership of a court participating rather than the usual quorum. U.S. courts of appeals usually sit in panels of three judges, but may expand to a larger number in certain cases. They are then said to be sitting en banc.
  • Equitable: Pertaining to civil suits in "equity" rather than in "law." In English legal history, the courts of "law" could order the payment of damages and could afford no other remedy. See damages. A separate court of "equity" could order someone to do something or to cease to do something. See, e.g., injunction. In American jurisprudence, the federal courts have both legal and equitable power, but the distinction is still an important one. For example, a trial by jury is normally available in "law" cases but not in "equity" cases. Source: U.S. Courts
  • Evidence: Information presented in testimony or in documents that is used to persuade the fact finder (judge or jury) to decide the case for one side or the other.
  • Evidence-based practices: refers to supervision policies, procedures, programs, and practices demonstrated by scientific research to reduce recidivism among individuals under probation, parole, or post release supervision. See California Education Code 1046
  • Felony: A crime carrying a penalty of more than a year in prison.
  • Fiscal year: The fiscal year is the accounting period for the government. For the federal government, this begins on October 1 and ends on September 30. The fiscal year is designated by the calendar year in which it ends; for example, fiscal year 2006 begins on October 1, 2005 and ends on September 30, 2006.
  • for hire: means that the entity providing transportation services is compensated for the transportation under contract or agreement. See California Education Code 8370
  • Fund: means the Veterans Farm and Home Building Fund of 1943 created by Section 988. See California Public Utilities Code 105143
  • Fund: means the Veterans' Farm and Home Building Fund of 1943 created by Section 988. See California Public Utilities Code 105172
  • Fund: means the Veterans' Farm and Home Building Fund of 1943 created by Section 988. See California Public Utilities Code 105208
  • Fund: means the Veterans' Farm and Home Building Fund of 1943, created by Section 988. See California Public Utilities Code 105233
  • Fund: means the Veterans' Farm and Home Building Fund of 1943, created by Section 988. See California Public Utilities Code 106023
  • Habeas corpus: A writ that is usually used to bring a prisoner before the court to determine the legality of his imprisonment. It may also be used to bring a person in custody before the court to give testimony, or to be prosecuted.
  • Hearsay: Statements by a witness who did not see or hear the incident in question but heard about it from someone else. Hearsay is usually not admissible as evidence in court.
  • Hemapheresis: means the removal of whole blood from a donor, separation of the blood into components, retention of the desired components, and return of the recombined remaining elements to the donor. See California Penal Code 3010.5
  • Highway: is a way or place of whatever nature, publicly maintained and open to the use of the public for purposes of vehicular travel. See California Education Code 8332.7
  • HIV: as used in this chapter , means human immunodeficiency virus. See California Penal Code 2985.5
  • Indictment: The formal charge issued by a grand jury stating that there is enough evidence that the defendant committed the crime to justify having a trial; it is used primarily for felonies.
  • instruction: includes classroom driver education, in-vehicle driver training, and correspondence study. See California Education Code 8279.2
  • 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.
  • knowingly: import s only a knowledge that the facts exist which bring the act or omission within the provisions of this code. See California Education Code 1012
  • Lease: A contract transferring the use of property or occupancy of land, space, structures, or equipment in consideration of a payment (e.g., rent). Source: OCC
  • Legislative session: That part of a chamber's daily session in which it considers legislative business (bills, resolutions, and actions related thereto).
  • Liabilities: The aggregate of all debts and other legal obligations of a particular person or legal entity.
  • license: shall include a permit or a certificate issued by a state agency. See California Education Code 1097
  • Lien: A claim against real or personal property in satisfaction of a debt.
  • magistrate: signifies any one of the officers mentioned in Section 808. See California Education Code 1012
  • Misdemeanor: Usually a petty offense, a less serious crime than a felony, punishable by less than a year of confinement.
  • month: means a calendar month, unless otherwise expressed. See California Education Code 1012
  • motor vehicle: includes a recreational vehicle as that term is defined in subdivision (a) of Section 18010 of the Health and Safety Code, but does not include a truck camper. See California Education Code 8360
  • Nolo contendere: No contest-has the same effect as a plea of guilty, as far as the criminal sentence is concerned, but may not be considered as an admission of guilt for any other purpose.
  • Obligation: An order placed, contract awarded, service received, or similar transaction during a given period that will require payments during the same or a future period.
  • Paid donor: means a person who donates blood and who receives payment in return for the donation of such blood. See California Penal Code 3010.5
  • Parent: means a biological parent, stepparent, adoptive parent, foster parent, caretaker relative, or any other adult living with a child who has responsibility for the care and welfare of the child. See California Education Code 8208
  • Partnership: A voluntary contract between two or more persons to pool some or all of their assets into a business, with the agreement that there will be a proportional sharing of profits and losses.
  • peace officer: signify any one of the officers mentioned in Chapter 4. See California Education Code 1012
  • person: includes a corporation as well as a natural person. See California Education Code 1012
  • person: includes : laboratory, firm, association, corporation, copartnership, and educational institution. See California Penal Code 3049.5
  • Person: means any person, firm, association, organization, partnership, business trust, corporation, limited liability company, or company. See California Education Code 24942
  • Plasma center: as used in this chapter , means any place where the process of plasmapheresis is conducted, as defined in Section 1025 of Title 17 of the California Code of Regulations and includes a place where leukopheresis or platelet pheresis, or both, is conducted. See California Penal Code 2985.5
  • Plea: In a criminal case, the defendant's statement pleading "guilty" or "not guilty" in answer to the charges, a declaration made in open court.
  • Probable cause: A reasonable ground for belief that the offender violated a specific law.
  • Probation: A sentencing alternative to imprisonment in which the court releases convicted defendants under supervision as long as certain conditions are observed.
  • Property: includes both personal and real property. See California Education Code 17389
  • property: includes both real and personal property. See California Education Code 1012
  • Prosecute: To charge someone with a crime. A prosecutor tries a criminal case on behalf of the government.
  • Public agency: includes the state, and any county, city and county, city, district, or other political subdivision or public entity of, or organized under the laws of, this state, or any department, instrumentality, or agency thereof. See California Water Code 70151
  • Public agency: as used in this part , includes the State of California, and any county, city and county, city, district, or other political subdivision or public entity of, or organized under the laws of, this State. See California Water Code 1242.5
  • Public defender: Represent defendants who can't afford an attorney in criminal matters.
  • Quorum: The number of legislators that must be present to do business.
  • Rail transit: means the transportation of passengers and their incidental baggage by rail. See California Water Code 70151
  • rail transit facilities: means any or all real and personal property, equipment, rights or interests owned or to be acquired by the district for rail transit service purposes, including ancillary bicycle and pedestrian pathways that provide connections between and access to station sites. See California Water Code 70151
  • Rapid transit: as used in this part , means the transportation of passengers and their incidental baggage by any means. See California Water Code 1240
  • Real property: Land, and all immovable fixtures erected on, growing on, or affixed to the land.
  • Remainder: An interest in property that takes effect in the future at a specified time or after the occurrence of some event, such as the death of a life tenant.
  • 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).
  • Rescission: The cancellation of budget authority previously provided by Congress. The Impoundment Control Act of 1974 specifies that the President may propose to Congress that funds be rescinded. If both Houses have not approved a rescission proposal (by passing legislation) within 45 days of continuous session, any funds being withheld must be made available for obligation.
  • Restitution: The court-ordered payment of money by the defendant to the victim for damages caused by the criminal action.
  • San Francisco Bay area: as used in this part , means the Counties of San Francisco, Marin, Sonoma, Napa, Solano, Contra Costa, Alameda, Santa Clara and San Mateo. See California Water Code 1231
  • spouse: includes "registered domestic partner" as required by Section 297. See California Education Code 1012
  • State: includes the District of Columbia and the territories when applied to the different parts of the United States, and the words "United States" may include the district and territories. See California Education Code 17389
  • state: when applied to the different parts of the United States, includes the District of Columbia and the territories, and the words "United States" may include the district and territories. See California Education Code 1012
  • State: means the State of California, unless applied to the different parts of the United States. See California Education Code 5090
  • State: means the State of California, unless applied to the different parts of the United States. See California Education Code 25000.5
  • Statute: A law passed by a legislature.
  • Street: is a way or place of whatever nature, publicly maintained and open to the use of the public for purposes of vehicular travel. See California Education Code 8482.3
  • Subdivision: means a subdivision of the section in which that term occurs unless some other section is expressly mentioned. See California Education Code 5028
  • Testimony: Evidence presented orally by witnesses during trials or before grand juries.
  • traffic: includes pedestrians, ridden animals, vehicles, street cars, and other conveyances, either singly or together, while using any highway for purposes of travel. See California Education Code 8483.3
  • trailer: includes a semitrailer when used in conjunction with an auxiliary dolly, if the auxiliary dolly is of a type constructed to replace the function of the drawbar and the front axle or axles of a trailer. See California Education Code 8483.76
  • 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.
  • Transfusion: means a use of blood in which the blood is administered to a human being for treatment of sickness or injury. See California Penal Code 3010.5
  • Trial: A hearing that takes place when the defendant pleads "not guilty" and witnesses are required to come to court to give evidence.
  • Trust account: A general term that covers all types of accounts in a trust department, such as estates, guardianships, and agencies. Source: OCC
  • Trustee: A person or institution holding and administering property in trust.
  • vehicle: is a device by which any person or property may be propelled, moved, or drawn upon a highway, excepting a device moved exclusively by human power or used exclusively upon stationary rails or tracks. See California Education Code 8486
  • Verdict: The decision of a petit jury or a judge.
  • writ: signifies an order or precept in writing, issued in the name of the people, or of a court or judicial officer, and the word "process" a writ or summons issued in the course of judicial proceedings. See California Education Code 1012