Terms Used In Illinois Compiled Statutes > 775 ILCS 50 - Human Trafficking Resource Center Notice Act
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.
Finance charge: The total cost of credit a customer must pay on a consumer loan, including interest. The Truth in Lending Act requires disclosure of the finance charge. Source: OCC
Guardian: A person legally empowered and charged with the duty of taking care of and managing the property of another person who because of age, intellect, or health, is incapable of managing his (her) own affairs.
Petty offense: A federal misdemeanor punishable by six months or less in prison. Source: U.S. Courts
Prosecute: To charge someone with a crime. A prosecutor tries a criminal case on behalf of the government.