Terms Used In Delaware Code > Title 10 > Chapter 45
- 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.
- Child: means a person who has not reached the age of 18 years. See Delaware Code Title 6 Sec. 4307
- Clerk: means the prothonotary of each county, and includes any deputy or clerk in the office of the prothonotary;
(2) "Court" means the Superior Court of the State, and includes any Judge of the Court;
(3) "Juror qualification form" means a form approved by the Court which shall elicit information relevant to the selection of jurors in accordance with this chapter; and
(4) "Jury selection plan" means a written plan designed to carry out the policy and the provisions of this chapter;
(5) "Master list" means a list or an electronic system for the storage of the names of prospective jurors selected randomly from the source list;
(6) "Qualified jury wheel" means a device or an electronic system for the storage of the names of prospective jurors on a master list who are not disqualified from jury service. See Delaware Code Title 11 Sec. 1339
- Conviction: A judgement of guilt against a criminal defendant.
- Felony: A crime carrying a penalty of more than a year in prison.
- 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.
- Juror: A person who is on the jury.
- Misdemeanor: Usually a petty offense, a less serious crime than a felony, punishable by less than a year of confinement.
- No true bill: A legal procedure to dismiss charges against a defendant when the grand jury does not find enough evidence to charge the defendant with violating a law. Also called a "no bill."
- Source list: means a list or an electronic system for the storage of the names on the voter registration list which may be supplemented with names from other sources to foster the policy of this chapter;
(8) "Voter registration list" means the current official record of persons registered to vote in a general election;
- Summons: Another word for subpoena used by the criminal justice system.
- Testimony: Evidence presented orally by witnesses during trials or before grand juries.
- Trial: A hearing that takes place when the defendant pleads "not guilty" and witnesses are required to come to court to give evidence.
- True bill: Another word for indictment.