Terms Used In Indiana Code > Title 5 > Article 2
- Abstract of judgment: In a federal criminal proceeding, A certification from a U.S. District Court clerk that a judgment of restitution was entered against the defendant owing to the victim. If the defendant inherits, owns, or sells real property or holdings, these assets can then be attached at the state and local levels as well.
- Judgement that a criminal defendant has not been proved guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.
- A verdict of "not guilty."
- Adjourn: A motion to adjourn a legislative chamber or a committee, if passed, ends that day's session.
- adult: means a person who is at least eighteen (18) years of age. See Indiana Code 35-47-10-2
- 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 a state or local law enforcement agency. See Indiana Code 5-2-13-1
- alien: has the meaning set forth in 8 U. See Indiana Code 35-44.1-5-2
- Allegation: something that someone says happened.
- Amendment: A proposal to alter the text of a pending bill or other measure by striking out some of it, by inserting new language, or both. Before an amendment becomes part of the measure, thelegislature must agree to it.
- animal fighting contest: means a conflict between two (2) or more animals. See Indiana Code 35-46-3-4
- animal fighting paraphernalia: means equipment used to train or condition animals for participation in an animal fighting contest. See Indiana Code 35-46-3-4.3
- 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.
- Appellate: About appeals; an appellate court has the power to review the judgement of another lower court or tribunal.
- Arrest: Taking physical custody of a person by lawful authority.
- Assets: (1) The property comprising the estate of a deceased person, or (2) the property in a trust account.
- Attachment: A procedure by which a person's property is seized to pay judgments levied by the court.
- attorney: means an individual in good standing admitted to the practice of law in Indiana or another state. See Indiana Code 35-45-14-1
- audiovisual recording device: means :
Indiana Code 35-46-8-2
- Autism: means a neurological condition as described in the most recent edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders of the American Psychiatric Association. See Indiana Code 1-1-4-5
- 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.
- bail bond: means a bond executed by a person who has been arrested for the commission of an offense, for the purpose of ensuring:
Indiana Code 35-33-8-1
- Bailiff: a court officer who enforces the rules of behavior in courtrooms.
- Bench trial: Trial without a jury in which a judge decides the facts.
- Bequest: Property gifted by will.
- board: refers to the Indiana board of pharmacy. See Indiana Code 35-48-7-2.3
- board: means the Indiana law enforcement training board created by Indiana Code 5-2-21.2-4
- boundaries of the United States: means the geographic boundaries of:
Indiana Code 34-59-1-2
- Charge to the jury: The judge's instructions to the jury concerning the law that applies to the facts of the case on trial.
- Charity: An agency, institution, or organization in existence and operating for the benefit of an indefinite number of persons and conducted for educational, religious, scientific, medical, or other beneficent purposes.
- chemical test: means an analysis of an individual's:
Indiana Code 35-46-9-1
- child: means a person who is less than eighteen (18) years of age. See Indiana Code 35-47-10-3
- child: means a person who is less than eighteen (18) years of age. See Indiana Code 5-2-18-1
- child pornography: includes :
Indiana Code 35-36-10-2
- claimant: means a victim filing an application for assistance under this chapter. See Indiana Code 5-2-6.1-1
- Clerk: means the clerk of the court or a person authorized to perform the clerk's duties. See Indiana Code 1-1-4-5
- Clerk of court: An officer appointed by the court to work with the chief judge in overseeing the court's administration, especially to assist in managing the flow of cases through the court and to maintain court records.
- code grabbing device: means a device that is capable of:
Indiana Code 35-45-12-1
- commission: refers to a county school safety commission established under section 10 of this chapter. See Indiana Code 5-2-10.1-0.3
- committee: refers to the INSPECT oversight committee established by section 17 of this chapter. See Indiana Code 35-48-7-2.5
- Common law: The legal system that originated in England and is now in use in the United States. It is based on judicial decisions rather than legislative action.
- community corrections program: means a program consisting of residential and work release, electronic monitoring, day treatment, or day reporting that is:
Indiana Code 35-38-2.6-2
- Complaint: A written statement by the plaintiff stating the wrongs allegedly committed by the defendant.
- Concurrent resolution: A legislative measure, designated "S. Con. Res." and numbered consecutively upon introduction, generally employed to address the sentiments of both chambers, to deal with issues or matters affecting both houses, such as a concurrent budget resolution, or to create a temporary joint committee. Concurrent resolutions are not submitted to the President/Governor and thus do not have the force of law.
- confidential communication: means any information:
Indiana Code 35-37-6-1
- confidential information: includes :
Indiana Code 35-37-6-1.5
- consent of the original manufacturer: includes consent:
Indiana Code 35-43-7-1
- constant supervision: means monitoring a violent offender twenty-four (24) hours each day by means described in section 12(b) of this chapter. See Indiana Code 35-38-2.5-2.3
- consumer product: means :
Indiana Code 35-45-8-1
- Continuance: Putting off of a hearing ot trial until a later time.
- contract agency: means an agency or a company that contracts with a community corrections program or a probation department to monitor an offender or alleged offender using a monitoring device. See Indiana Code 35-38-2.5-2.5
- Conviction: A judgement of guilt against a criminal defendant.
- Corporation: A legal entity owned by the holders of shares of stock that have been issued, and that can own, receive, and transfer property, and carry on business in its own name.
- council: refers to the domestic violence prevention and treatment council established by section 3 of this chapter. See Indiana Code 5-2-6.6-1
- Counterclaim: A claim that a defendant makes against a plaintiff.
- Court reporter: A person who makes a word-for-word record of what is said in court and produces a transcript of the proceedings upon request.
- Credit report: A detailed report of an individual's credit history prepared by a credit bureau and used by a lender in determining a loan applicant's creditworthiness. Source: OCC
- criminal activity: means any offense that:
Indiana Code 35-45-15-1
- Criminal history information: means information collected by criminal justice agencies or individuals consisting of identifiable descriptions and notations of arrests, detentions, indictments, informations, or other formal criminal charges, and any disposition arising therefrom, sentencing, correctional supervision, and release. See Indiana Code 5-2-4-1
- Criminal intelligence information: means information on identifiable individuals compiled in an effort to anticipate, prevent, or monitor possible criminal activity, including terrorist activity. See Indiana Code 5-2-4-1
- Criminal justice: includes activities concerning:
Indiana Code 5-2-6-1
- Criminal justice agency: means any agency or department of any level of government which performs as its principal function the apprehension, prosecution, adjudication, incarceration, or rehabilitation of criminal offenders, or location of parents with child support obligations under 42 U. See Indiana Code 5-2-4-1
- criminal justice services and activities: means programs that assist:
Indiana Code 5-2-11-0.5
- criminal organization: means a formal or informal group with at least three (3) members that specifically:
Indiana Code 35-45-9-1
- crisis intervention team training: means free training that crisis intervention teams provide for law enforcement officers regarding:
Indiana Code 5-2-21.2-2
- Damages: Money paid by defendants to successful plaintiffs in civil cases to compensate the plaintiffs for their injuries.
- dealer: includes any person licensed under 18 U. See Indiana Code 35-47-2.5-2
- Decedent: A deceased person.
- Deed: The legal instrument used to transfer title in real property from one person to another.
- 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.
- Dependent: means :
Indiana Code 35-46-1-1
- Dependent: A person dependent for support upon another.
- Deposition: An oral statement made before an officer authorized by law to administer oaths. Such statements are often taken to examine potential witnesses, to obtain discovery, or to be used later in trial.
- Devise: To gift property by will.
- Discovery: Lawyers' examination, before trial, of facts and documents in possession of the opponents to help the lawyers prepare for trial.
- Dismissal: The dropping of a case by the judge without further consideration or hearing. Source:
- dispatched firefighter: means a member of:
Indiana Code 35-44.1-4-1
- dispense: has the meaning set forth in Indiana Code 35-48-7-2.9
- dissolvable tobacco product: means a smokeless tobacco product that dissolves in the mouth of the user. See Indiana Code 35-46-1-1.3
- division: refers to the victim services division of the Indiana criminal justice institute. See Indiana Code 5-2-6.1-2
- division: refers to the victim services division of the Indiana criminal justice institute. See Indiana Code 5-2-6.3-1
- division: refers to the victim services division of the Indiana criminal justice institute. See Indiana Code 5-2-6.6-2
- division: refers to the victim services division of the Indiana criminal justice institute. See Indiana Code 5-2-6.7-1
- division: refers to the victim services division of the Indiana criminal justice institute. See Indiana Code 5-2-6.8-1
- DNA: refers to deoxyribonucleic acid. See Indiana Code 35-38-7-2
- Docket: A log containing brief entries of court proceedings.
- domestic violence prevention and treatment center: means an organized entity:
Indiana Code 5-2-6.7-2
- Donor: The person who makes a gift.
- Dower: A widow
- Earliest possible release date: means the date, computed as of the date of sentencing, on which a person would be entitled to discharge or release on parole considering:
Indiana Code 35-38-3-1
- EEDMA program: refers to the enhanced enforcement drug mitigation area pilot program established by section 3 of this chapter. See Indiana Code 5-2-11.5-1
- electronic cigarette: means a device that is capable of providing an inhalable dose of nicotine by delivering a vaporized solution. See Indiana Code 35-46-1-1.5
- electronic stun weapon: means any mechanism that is:
Indiana Code 35-47-8-1
- eligible municipality: means a municipality that:
Indiana Code 36-1-1.5-2
- emergency incident: includes :
Indiana Code 35-44.1-4-1.5
- emergency incident area: means the area surrounding a structure, vehicle, property, or area that:
Indiana Code 35-44.1-4-2
- emergency shelter care: means housing in a facility having the primary purpose of providing temporary or transitional shelter for the homeless or for a specific population of the homeless. See Indiana Code 5-2-6.1-2.5
- Endangered adult: has the meaning set forth in Indiana Code 35-46-1-1
- Entitlement: A Federal program or provision of law that requires payments to any person or unit of government that meets the eligibility criteria established by law. Entitlements constitute a binding obligation on the part of the Federal Government, and eligible recipients have legal recourse if the obligation is not fulfilled. Social Security and veterans' compensation and pensions are examples of entitlement programs.
- ephedrine: includes only ephedrine that is dispensed pursuant to a prescription or drug order. See Indiana Code 35-48-7-3.5
- Escrow: Money given to a third party to be held for payment until certain conditions are met.
- 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.
- exception report: means a record of data concerning:
Indiana Code 35-48-7-4
- Executor: A male person named in a will to carry out the decedent
- Extradition: The formal process of delivering an accused or convicted person from authorities in one state to authorities in another state.
- Fair market value: The price at which an asset would change hands in a transaction between a willing, informed buyer and a willing, informed seller.
- Federal Reserve System: The central bank of the United States. The Fed, as it is commonly called, regulates the U.S. monetary and financial system. The Federal Reserve System is composed of a central governmental agency in Washington, D.C. (the Board of Governors) and twelve regional Federal Reserve Banks in major cities throughout the United States. Source: OCC
- Felony: A crime carrying a penalty of more than a year in prison.
- felony conviction: means a conviction, in any jurisdiction at any time, with respect to which the convicted person might have been imprisoned for more than one (1) year. See Indiana Code 35-50-2-1
- Fiduciary: A trustee, executor, or administrator.
- firearm: has the meaning set forth in 18 U. See Indiana Code 35-47-15-1
- firearm buyback program: means a program to purchase privately owned firearms from individual firearm owners for the purpose of:
Indiana Code 35-47-3.5-2
- firefighter: means an individual who is:
Indiana Code 35-44.1-4-3
- firefighter: means an individual who is:
Indiana Code 35-47-4.5-1.5
- Fixed Rate: Having a "fixed" rate means that the APR doesn't change based on fluctuations of some external rate (such as the "Prime Rate"). In other words, a fixed rate is a rate that is not a variable rate. A fixed APR can change over time, in several circumstances:
- You are late making a payment or commit some other default, triggering an increase to a penalty rate
- The bank changes the terms of your account and you do not reject the change.
- The rate expires (if the rate was fixed for only a certain period of time).
- Foreclosure: A legal process in which property that is collateral or security for a loan may be sold to help repay the loan when the loan is in default. Source: OCC
- foreign subpoena: means a subpoena issued under authority of a court of record of a foreign jurisdiction. See Indiana Code 34-44.5-1-2
- Forgery: The fraudulent signing or alteration of another's name to an instrument such as a deed, mortgage, or check. The intent of the forgery is to deceive or defraud. Source: OCC
- Fraud: Intentional deception resulting in injury to another.
- fraud: means but is not limited to a person:
Indiana Code 35-42-3.5-0.5
- fresh pursuit: as used in this chapter shall include fresh pursuit as defined by the common law, and also the pursuit of a person who has committed a felony or who reasonably is suspected of having committed a felony. See Indiana Code 35-33-3-5
- fund: refers to the violent crime victims compensation fund established by section 40 of this chapter. See Indiana Code 5-2-6.1-3
- fund: refers to the domestic violence prevention and treatment fund established by this chapter. See Indiana Code 5-2-6.7-3
- fund: refers to the family violence and victim assistance fund established by this chapter. See Indiana Code 5-2-6.8-2
- fund: refers to the state drug free communities fund established by this chapter. See Indiana Code 5-2-10-1
- fund: refers to the Indiana safe schools fund established by this chapter. See Indiana Code 5-2-10.1-1
- fund: refers to a county drug free community fund established by this chapter. See Indiana Code 5-2-11-1
- fund: refers to the law enforcement assistance fund established by section 4 of this chapter. See Indiana Code 5-2-13-2
- funds: includes the following:
Indiana Code 35-45-15-2
- Garnishment: Generally, garnishment is a court proceeding in which a creditor asks a court to order a third party who owes money to the debtor or otherwise holds assets belonging to the debtor to turn over to the creditor any of the debtor
- Gift: A voluntary transfer or conveyance of property without consideration, or for less than full and adequate consideration based on fair market value.
- governmental body: has the meaning set forth in Indiana Code 5-2-18.2-1
- Grand jury: agreement providing that a lender will delay exercising its rights (in the case of a mortgage,
- Grantor: The person who establishes a trust and places property into it.
- 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.
- 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.
- health care provider: means :
Indiana Code 35-46-7-1
- 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.
- high risk missing person: means a person whose whereabouts are not known and who may be at risk of injury or death. See Indiana Code 5-2-17-1
- Highway: includes county bridges and state and county roads, unless otherwise expressly provided. See Indiana Code 1-1-4-5
- home: means :
Indiana Code 35-38-2.5-2
- home improvement: means any alteration, repair, or other modification of residential property. See Indiana Code 35-43-6-3
- home improvement contract: means an oral or written agreement between a home improvement supplier and a consumer to make a home improvement and for which the contract price exceeds one hundred fifty dollars ($150). See Indiana Code 35-43-6-4
- home improvement contract price: means the amount actually charged for the services, materials, and work to be performed under the home improvement contract but does not include financing costs, loan consolidation amounts, taxes, and governmental fees paid by or on behalf of the consumer, amounts returned to or on behalf of the consumer, or similar costs not related to the home improvement. See Indiana Code 35-43-6-5
- home improvement supplier: means a person who engages in or solicits home improvement contracts whether or not the person deals directly with the consumer. See Indiana Code 35-43-6-6
- Human trafficking: means an offense described in sections 1 through 1. See Indiana Code 35-42-3.5-0.5
- Human trafficking victim: means a person who is the victim of human trafficking. See Indiana Code 35-42-3.5-0.5
- IDACS coordinator: means an individual who holds an administrative position within a law enforcement agency that has operational Indiana data and communication system (IDACS) terminals and who is appointed by the director of the law enforcement agency. See Indiana Code 5-2-9-1.2
- identification number: means a number, letter, or number and letter assigned to a product by the manufacturer of the product for the purpose of identifying the item. See Indiana Code 35-43-7-2
- identification number: refers to the following:
Indiana Code 35-48-7-5
- identity theft: means :
Indiana Code 35-40-14-1
- Impeachment: (1) The process of calling something into question, as in "impeaching the testimony of a witness." (2) The constitutional process whereby the House of Representatives may "impeach" (accuse of misconduct) high officers of the federal government for trial in the Senate.
- Indemnification: In general, a collateral contract or assurance under which one person agrees to secure another person against either anticipated financial losses or potential adverse legal consequences. Source: FDIC
- 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.
- individual in crisis: means an individual with:
Indiana Code 5-2-21.2-3
- individual with an intellectual disability: has the meaning set forth in Indiana Code 35-50-2-1.5
- individual with an intellectual disability: means an individual who, before becoming twenty-two (22) years of age, manifests:
Indiana Code 35-36-9-2
- Injunction: An order of the court prohibiting (or compelling) the performance of a specific act to prevent irreparable damage or injury.
- Insanity: refers to the defense set out in Indiana Code 35-36-1-1
- INSPECT: means the Indiana scheduled prescription electronic collection and tracking program established by Indiana Code 35-48-7-5.2
- Institute: means the Indiana criminal justice institute. See Indiana Code 5-2-6-1
- institute: means the Indiana criminal justice institute established by Indiana Code 5-2-6.1-4
- institute: refers to the Indiana criminal justice institute established under Indiana Code 5-2-10.1-1.5
- institute: refers to the Indiana criminal justice institute established by Indiana Code 5-2-11.5-2
- interested party: refers to :
Indiana Code 34-50-2-1
- interoperability: refers to the INSPECT program electronically sharing reported information with another state concerning the dispensing of a controlled substance:
Indiana Code 35-48-7-5.4
- intervention: means :
Indiana Code 5-2-11-1.3
- intoxicated: has the meaning set forth in Indiana Code 5-2-6.1-5
- intoxicated: means under the influence of:
Indiana Code 35-46-9-2
- Judgement: The official decision of a court finally determining the respective rights and claims of the parties to a suit.
- Judgment: means all final orders, decrees, and determinations in an action and all orders upon which executions may issue. See Indiana Code 1-1-4-5
- 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.
- Juror: A person who is on the jury.
- Juvenile justice: includes activities concerning:
Indiana Code 5-2-6-1
- Juvenile Justice Act: means the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act of 1974 and any amendments made to that act. See Indiana Code 5-2-6-1
- labeling: has the meaning set forth in Indiana Code 35-45-8-2
- laser pointer: means a device that emits light amplified by the stimulated emission of radiation that is visible to the human eye. See Indiana Code 35-47-4.5-2
- law: includes the following:
Indiana Code 34-59-1-3
- law enforcement agency: means the department or agency of a city or town whose principal function is the apprehension of criminal offenders. See Indiana Code 5-2-9-1
- law enforcement agency: means an agency or department of:
Indiana Code 35-47-15-2
- law enforcement agency: has the meaning set forth in Indiana Code 5-2-15-1
- law enforcement agency: has the meaning set forth in Indiana Code 5-2-16-1
- law enforcement agency: means an agency or a department of any level of government whose principal function is the apprehension of criminal offenders. See Indiana Code 5-2-17-2
- law enforcement agency: has the meaning set forth Indiana Code 5-2-18-2
- law enforcement agency: has the meaning set forth in Indiana Code 5-2-20-1
- law enforcement animal: means an animal that is owned or used by a law enforcement agency for the principal purposes of:
Indiana Code 35-46-3-4.5
- law enforcement officer: has the meaning set forth in Indiana Code 35-47-15-3
- law enforcement officer: has the meaning set forth in Indiana Code 5-2-18.2-2
- law enforcement officer: has the meaning set forth in Indiana Code 5-2-20-2
- Lawsuit: A legal action started by a plaintiff against a defendant based on a complaint that the defendant failed to perform a legal duty, resulting in harm to the plaintiff.
- 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
- Legal tender: coins, dollar bills, or other currency issued by a government as official money. Source: U.S. Mint
- Liabilities: The aggregate of all debts and other legal obligations of a particular person or legal entity.
- Lien: A claim against real or personal property in satisfaction of a debt.
- Litigation: A case, controversy, or lawsuit. Participants (plaintiffs and defendants) in lawsuits are called litigants.
- Loan: means any transaction described in section 3 of this chapter, whether or not the transaction is in the form of a loan as defined in Indiana Code 35-45-7-1
- local coordinating council: means a countywide citizen body approved and appointed by the Indiana commission to combat drug abuse established by Indiana Code 5-2-11-1.6
- Local governmental entities: include :
Indiana Code 5-2-6-1
- medical record: means written or printed information possessed by a provider (as defined in IC 16-18-2-295) concerning any diagnosis, treatment, or prognosis of the patient, unless otherwise defined. See Indiana Code 1-1-4-5
- Mentally ill: means having a psychiatric disorder which substantially disturbs a person's thinking, feeling, or behavior and impairs the person's ability to function. See Indiana Code 35-36-1-1
- Mentally incompetent: means of unsound mind. See Indiana Code 1-1-4-5
- methamphetamine abuse: means the:
Indiana Code 5-2-16-2
- minimum sentence: means :
Indiana Code 35-50-2-1
- minor: means a person less than eighteen (18) years of age. See Indiana Code 1-1-4-5
- Misdemeanor: Usually a petty offense, a less serious crime than a felony, punishable by less than a year of confinement.
- model glue: means a glue or cement containing toluene or acetone, or both. See Indiana Code 35-46-6-1
- monitoring device: means an electronic device that:
Indiana Code 35-38-2.5-3
- Month: means a calendar month, unless otherwise expressed. See Indiana Code 1-1-4-5
- Mortgage: The written agreement pledging property to a creditor as collateral for a loan.
- motion picture exhibition facility: means :
Indiana Code 35-46-8-3
- motor vehicle: has the meaning set forth in Indiana Code 5-2-6.1-5.5
- motorboat: means a watercraft (as defined in Indiana Code 35-46-9-3
- National Bank: A bank that is subject to the supervision of the Comptroller of the Currency. The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency is a bureau of the U.S. Treasury Department. A national bank can be recognized because it must have "national" or "national association" in its name. Source: OCC
- National Credit Union Administration: The federal regulatory agency that charters and supervises federal credit unions. (NCUA also administers the National Credit Union Share Insurance Fund, which insures the deposits of federal credit unions.) Source: OCC
- NICS: refers to the National Instant Criminal Background Check System maintained by the Federal Bureau of Investigation in accordance with the federal Brady Handgun Violence Prevention Act (18 U. See Indiana Code 35-47-2.5-2.5
- Oath: includes "affirmation" and "to swear" includes to "affirm". See Indiana Code 1-1-4-5
- 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.
- offender: has the meaning set forth in Indiana Code 35-38-2.5-4
- offense: means a felony to which a petition under this chapter relates. See Indiana Code 35-38-7-3
- officer: means a state or local law enforcement officer. See Indiana Code 5-2-13-3
- Omnibus Act: means the Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act of 1968 and any amendments made to that act. See Indiana Code 5-2-6-1
- Omnibus date: refers to the omnibus date established under Indiana Code 35-36-1-1
- out-of-pocket loss: means an amount equal to the amount of reimbursement payable under Indiana Code 5-2-6.1-5.7
- Oversight: Committee review of the activities of a Federal agency or program.
- owner: means a person that employs or contracts with at least one (1) individual to dispense a controlled substance in an office, facility, clinic, or location owned or controlled by the person. See Indiana Code 35-48-3-1.5
- pain management clinic: means a publicly or privately owned facility that primarily engages in the treatment of pain or pain management through prescribing controlled substances. See Indiana Code 35-48-7-5.5
- panhandling: means to solicit an individual:
Indiana Code 35-45-17-1
- 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.
- party: means an individual who is:
Indiana Code 35-43-9-1
- patient: means an individual who has requested or received health care services from a provider for the examination, treatment, diagnosis, or prevention of a physical or mental condition. See Indiana Code 35-48-7-5.6
- person: means an individual, corporation, business trust, estate, trust, partnership, association, cooperative, or any other legal entity. See Indiana Code 35-43-6-7
- person: means an individual, a corporation, a limited liability company, a partnership, a firm, an association, or another organization. See Indiana Code 35-43-9-2
- person: includes a sole proprietorship, a partnership, a corporation, an association, a fiduciary, and an individual. See Indiana Code 5-2-6.1-6
- person: means an individual, a corporation, a business trust, an estate, a trust, a partnership, a limited liability company, an association, a joint venture, a public corporation, a government or governmental subdivision, agency, or instrumentality, or any other legal or commercial entity. See Indiana Code 34-44.5-1-3
- Personal property: includes goods, chattels, evidences of debt, and things in action. See Indiana Code 1-1-4-5
- personally identifying information: means information that identifies a victim or the location where domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, or stalking occurred, including the victim's:
Indiana Code 35-37-6-2.5
- Plaintiff: The person who files the complaint in a civil lawsuit.
- 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.
- Plea agreement: An arrangement between the prosecutor, the defense attorney, and the defendant in which the defendant agrees to plead guilty in exchange for special considerations. Source:
- Pleadings: Written statements of the parties in a civil case of their positions. In the federal courts, the principal pleadings are the complaint and the answer.
- polygraph: means a device that permanently and simultaneously records, at a minimum, an individual's:
Indiana Code 35-37-4.5-1
- Population: has the meaning set forth in Indiana Code 1-1-4-5
- postsecondary educational institution: refers to any state educational institution (as defined in Indiana Code 5-2-18.2-2.2
- Power of attorney: A written instrument which authorizes one person to act as another's agent or attorney. The power of attorney may be for a definite, specific act, or it may be general in nature. The terms of the written power of attorney may specify when it will expire. If not, the power of attorney usually expires when the person granting it dies. Source: OCC
- practitioner: means a physician, dentist, veterinarian, podiatrist, nurse practitioner, scientific investigator, pharmacist, hospital, or other institution or individual licensed, registered, or otherwise permitted to distribute, dispense, conduct research with respect to, or administer a controlled substance in the course of professional practice or research in the United States. See Indiana Code 35-48-7-5.8
- Precedent: A court decision in an earlier case with facts and law similar to a dispute currently before a court. Precedent will ordinarily govern the decision of a later similar case, unless a party can show that it was wrongly decided or that it differed in some significant way.
- Presentence report: A report prepared by a court's probation officer, after a person has been convicted of an offense, summarizing for the court the background information needed to determine the appropriate sentence. Source: U.S. Courts
- President pro tempore: A constitutionally recognized officer of the Senate who presides over the chamber in the absence of the Vice President. The President Pro Tempore (or, "president for a time") is elected by the Senate and is, by custom, the Senator of the majority party with the longest record of continuous service.
- Pretrial conference: A meeting of the judge and lawyers to discuss which matters should be presented to the jury, to review evidence and witnesses, to set a timetable, and to discuss the settlement of the case.
- prevention: means the anticipatory process that prepares and supports an individual and programs with the creation and reinforcement of healthy behaviors and lifestyles. See Indiana Code 5-2-11-1.8
- Principal: includes the monetary value of property which has been loaned from one (1) person to another person. See Indiana Code 35-45-7-1
- Pro se: A Latin term meaning "on one's own behalf"; in courts, it refers to persons who present their own cases without lawyers.
- Probable cause: A reasonable ground for belief that the offender violated a specific law.
- Probate: Proving a will
- Probation: A sentencing alternative to imprisonment in which the court releases convicted defendants under supervision as long as certain conditions are observed.
- Probation officers: Screen applicants for pretrial release and monitor convicted offenders released under court supervision.
- proceeds: means funds acquired or derived directly or indirectly from, produced through, or realized through an act. See Indiana Code 35-45-15-4
- product: means the following items:
Indiana Code 35-43-7-3
- Project IMPACT: refers to each of the affiliate organizations authorized under section 3(1) through 3(5) of this chapter. See Indiana Code 5-2-6.2-1
- Property: includes personal and real property. See Indiana Code 1-1-4-5
- Prosecute: To charge someone with a crime. A prosecutor tries a criminal case on behalf of the government.
- protected person: means a person or an employer (as defined in Indiana Code 5-2-9-1.7
- protective order: means :
Indiana Code 5-2-9-2.1
- pseudoephedrine: includes only pseudoephedrine that is dispensed pursuant to a prescription or drug order. See Indiana Code 35-48-7-5.9
- Public defender: Represent defendants who can't afford an attorney in criminal matters.
- public safety officer: means :
Indiana Code 35-45-19-2
- public safety officer: means :
Indiana Code 35-47-4.5-3
- publicly paid costs of representation: means the portion of all attorney's fees, expenses, or wages incurred by the county that are:
Indiana Code 35-33-8-1.5
- Quorum: The number of legislators that must be present to do business.
- Rate: means the monetary value of the consideration received per annum or due per annum, calculated according to the actuarial method on the unpaid balance of the principal. See Indiana Code 35-45-7-1
- real property: include lands, tenements, and hereditaments. See Indiana Code 1-1-4-5
- receiving: means acquiring possession or control of or title to property, or lending on the security of property. See Indiana Code 35-43-4-1
- Receiving authority: means :
Indiana Code 35-38-3-1
- Recess: A temporary interruption of the legislative business.
- recipient: means an individual for whom a controlled substance is dispensed. See Indiana Code 35-48-7-6
- recipient representative: means the individual to whom a controlled substance is dispensed if the recipient is either less than eighteen (18) years of age or unavailable to receive the controlled substance. See Indiana Code 35-48-7-7
- recommendation: has the meaning set forth in Indiana Code 35-38-1-9
- record: means information that is inscribed on a tangible medium or that is stored in an electronic or other medium and is retrievable in perceivable form. See Indiana Code 34-59-1-4
- registry: means the Internet based registry of protective orders established under section 5. See Indiana Code 5-2-9-1.4
- 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.
- Remand: When an appellate court sends a case back to a lower court for further proceedings.
- 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).
- required debt service reserve: means , as of the date of computation, the amount required to be on deposit in the reserve fund as provided by resolution or trust agreement of the bank. See Indiana Code 5-1.5-5-1
- residential real property transaction: means the purchase, sale, or refinancing of a dwelling that has been or will be the residence of a party in the purchase, sale, or refinancing. See Indiana Code 35-43-9-3
- responsible party: means an individual who has been formally charged with or convicted of a felony. See Indiana Code 5-2-6.3-2
- Restitution: The court-ordered payment of money by the defendant to the victim for damages caused by the criminal action.
- safety plan: refers to any school safety plan required by the Indiana state board of education. See Indiana Code 5-2-10.1-1.7
- security risk: means a person who is:
Indiana Code 35-38-2.5-4.5
- Service of process: The service of writs or summonses to the appropriate party.
- Settlement: Parties to a lawsuit resolve their difference without having a trial. Settlements often involve the payment of compensation by one party in satisfaction of the other party's claims.
- Sexual conduct: has the meaning set forth in Indiana Code 35-42-3.5-0.5
- Sheriff: means the sheriff of the county or another person authorized to perform sheriff's duties. See Indiana Code 1-1-4-5
- sheriff: refers to a county sheriff. See Indiana Code 5-2-9-3
- state: means any state of the United States or the District of Columbia. See Indiana Code 35-48-7-7.5
- state: means any of the following:
Indiana Code 34-44.5-1-4
- state: means any of the following:
Indiana Code 34-59-1-6
- State: includes any territory of the United States and the District of Columbia. See Indiana Code 35-37-5-1
- Statute: A law passed by a legislature.
- structured settlement: means periodic payments of damages established by a settlement or a court judgment in resolution of a tort claim for personal injury. See Indiana Code 34-50-2-2
- student advocate office: means a student services office, victim assistance office, or other victim counselor as designated by a state educational institution or an approved postsecondary educational institution. See Indiana Code 35-37-6-2.7
- stun gun: means any mechanism that is:
Indiana Code 35-47-8-2
- Subpoena: A command to a witness to appear and give testimony.
- subpoena: means a document, however denominated, issued under authority of a court of record that requires a person to:
Indiana Code 34-44.5-1-5
- Subpoena: includes a summons in any state where a summons is used in lieu of a subpoena. See Indiana Code 35-37-5-1
- Subpoena duces tecum: A command to a witness to produce documents.
- Summons: Another word for subpoena used by the criminal justice system.
- Support: means food, clothing, shelter, or medical care. See Indiana Code 35-46-1-1
- sworn declaration: means a declaration in a signed record given under oath. See Indiana Code 34-59-1-7
- Target: means a person who has been charged by information for an offense the grand jury is investigating, or who is a subject of the grand jury investigation. See Indiana Code 35-34-2-1
- taser: means any mechanism that is:
Indiana Code 35-47-8-3
- technical assistance center: means a center established by the board in conjunction with the Indiana commission to combat drug abuse established by Indiana Code 5-2-21.2-5
- terrorist act: means an act that:
Indiana Code 5-2-6.1-6.7
- Testify: Answer questions in court.
- Testimony: Evidence presented orally by witnesses during trials or before grand juries.
- threatens: includes a communication made with the intent to harm a person or the person's property or any other person or the property of another person. See Indiana Code 35-45-9-2
- timber: includes standing or felled trees and logs that can be used for any of the following:
Indiana Code 35-43-8-1
- title insurance agent: means a person who holds a limited lines producer's license issued under Indiana Code 35-43-9-4
- title insurer: means a person holding a valid certificate of authority issued under Indiana Code 35-43-9-6
- tobacco: includes :
Indiana Code 35-46-1-1.7
- Tobacco business: means a sole proprietorship, corporation, partnership, or other enterprise in which:
Indiana Code 35-46-1-1
- Tort: A civil wrong or breach of a duty to another person, as outlined by law. A very common tort is negligent operation of a motor vehicle that results in property damage and personal injury in an automobile accident.
- township assistance property tax rate: has the meaning set forth in Indiana Code 36-1-1.5-3
- trafficked person: means a person who was the victim of human trafficking (Indiana Code 35-38-10-1
- 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.
- transfer: means a:
Indiana Code 34-50-2-3
- transferee: means a party acquiring or proposing to acquire structured settlement payment rights through a transfer agreement. See Indiana Code 34-50-2-4
- transferor township: means a township described in section 2(1) of this chapter. See Indiana Code 36-1-1.5-4
- Trial: A hearing that takes place when the defendant pleads "not guilty" and witnesses are required to come to court to give evidence.
- Trial jury: A group of citizens who hear the evidence presented by both sides at trial and determine the facts in dispute. Federal criminal juries consist of 12 persons. Federal civil juries consist of six persons.
- Trustee: A person or institution holding and administering property in trust.
- Trustees: refers to the board of trustees of the institute. See Indiana Code 5-2-6-1
- Tumultuous conduct: means conduct that results in, or is likely to result in, serious bodily injury to a person or substantial damage to property. See Indiana Code 35-45-1-1
- Uniform Commercial Code: A set of statutes enacted by the various states to provide consistency among the states' commercial laws. It includes negotiable instruments, sales, stock transfers, trust and warehouse receipts, and bills of lading. Source: OCC
- unit: refers to the identity theft unit established under Indiana Code 35-40-14-2
- United States: includes the District of Columbia and the commonwealths, possessions, states in free association with the United States, and the territories. See Indiana Code 1-1-4-5
- Unlawful assembly: means an assembly of five (5) or more persons whose common object is to commit an unlawful act, or a lawful act by unlawful means. See Indiana Code 35-45-1-1
- unsworn declaration: means a declaration in a signed record that is not given under oath but is given under penalty of perjury. See Indiana Code 34-59-1-8
- Variable Rate: Having a "variable" rate means that the APR changes from time to time based on fluctuations in an external rate, normally the Prime Rate. This external rate is known as the "index." If the index changes, the variable rate normally changes. Also see Fixed Rate.
- Venue: The geographical location in which a case is tried.
- Verdict: The decision of a petit jury or a judge.
- Verified: when applied to pleadings, means supported by oath or affirmation in writing. See Indiana Code 1-1-4-5
- veteran: includes "Hoosier veteran" and applies to the construction of all Indiana statutes, unless the construction is expressly excluded by the terms of the statute, is plainly repugnant to the intent of the general assembly or of the context of the statute, or is inconsistent with federal law. See Indiana Code 1-1-4-5
- victim: means :
Indiana Code 35-37-6-3
- victim: has the meaning set forth in Indiana Code 35-38-1-9
- victim: means an individual who would be entitled under Indiana Code 35-38-7-4
- victim: means an individual who suffers bodily injury or death as a result of a violent crime. See Indiana Code 5-2-6.1-7
- victim: means :
Indiana Code 34-60-1-1
- victim advocate: means an individual employed or appointed by or who volunteers for:
Indiana Code 35-37-6-3.5
- Victim advocate: work with prosecutors and assist the victims of a crime.
- victim advocate: has the meaning set forth in Indiana Code 34-60-1-2
- Victim Impact Statement: A written or spoken statement by the victim or his or her representative about the physical, emotional, and financial impact of a crime on the victim. The statement is given to the court before sentencing.
- victim of a child sex crime: means an individual who was the victim of:
Indiana Code 5-2-6.1-7.5
- victim representative: means a person designated by a sentencing court who is:
Indiana Code 35-38-1-2
- victim service provider: means a person:
Indiana Code 35-37-6-5
- violent crime: means the following:
Indiana Code 5-2-6.1-8
- violent offender: means a person who is:
Indiana Code 35-38-2.5-4.7
- Voir dire: The process by which judges and lawyers select a petit jury from among those eligible to serve, by questioning them to determine knowledge of the facts of the case and a willingness to decide the case only on the evidence presented in court. "Voir dire" is a phrase meaning "to speak the truth."
- Witness: shall include a person whose testimony is desired in any proceeding or investigation by a grand jury or in a criminal action, prosecution, or proceeding. See Indiana Code 35-37-5-1
- Writ: A formal written command, issued from the court, requiring the performance of a specific act.