§ 22-3401 Time of trial
§ 22-3402 Discharge of persons not brought promptly to trial; discharge deadlines; delays, requests and charging of time
§ 22-3403 Method of trial of felony cases
§ 22-3404 Misdemeanor, cigarette or tobacco infraction and traffic infraction case; method of trial
§ 22-3405 Presence of defendant
§ 22-3406 Time to prepare for trial
§ 22-3407 Motion to discharge jury panel
§ 22-3408 Trial jurors
§ 22-3409 Summoning jurors in misdemeanor case
§ 22-3410 Challenges for cause
§ 22-3411a Felony trials; number of jurors
§ 22-3412 Jury selection; peremptory challenges; swearing of jury; alternate or additional jurors
§ 22-3413 Juror’s knowledge of material fact
§ 22-3414 Order of trial
§ 22-3415 Laws applicable to witnesses; immunity from prosecution or punishment
§ 22-3416 Prisoner as witness
§ 22-3417 Objections to rulings
§ 22-3418 View of place of crime
§ 22-3419 Motion for judgment of acquittal
§ 22-3420 Conduct of jury after submission
§ 22-3421 Verdict, procedure
§ 22-3422 Allocution
§ 22-3423 Mistrials
§ 22-3424 Judgment and sentence; restitution; duties of court
§ 22-3425 Commitment for failure to pay fine and costs
§ 22-3426 Record of judgment; form and content of journal entry
§ 22-3426a Revocation of probation; form and content of journal entry
§ 22-3427 Execution of sentence
§ 22-3428 Persons found not guilty by jury by reason of mental disease or defect; commitment to state security hospital; determination of whether person is a mentally ill person, notice and hearing; procedure for transfer, release or discharge, standards, notice
§ 22-3428a Same; annual hearing on continued commitment; procedure, notice and standards; victim notification
§ 22-3428b Same; violation of conditions of release; return to custody
§ 22-3429 Mental examination, evaluation and report after conviction and prior to sentence; limit on commitment
§ 22-3430 Commitment to certain institutions as a result of a K.S.A. 22-3429 examination, when; standards; costs; appeal by defendant; victim notification
§ 22-3431 Commitment to certain institutions as a result of mental examination and report after conviction and prior to sentence; disposition upon completion of treatment; notice and hearing; victim notification
§ 22-3432 Information for secretary of corrections concerning person convicted
§ 22-3434 Videotape of testimony of child victim admissible in certain cases; limitations; standard of proof; objections, restrictions
§ 22-3435 Severability
§ 22-3436 Prosecuting attorney; information to victims; right to be present at certain hearings
§ 22-3437 Forensic examinations; admissibility; certification; notices of proffer and objection to admission; use of interactive video testimony
§ 22-3438 Severability
§ 22-3439 Felony convictions; information and forms to be forwarded to Kansas sentencing commission and Kansas bureau of investigation
§ 22-3440 Contact with jurors; discussion of deliberations or verdict following discharge; violations, contempt

Terms Used In Kansas Statutes > Chapter 22 > Article 34

  • Acquittal:
    1. Judgement that a criminal defendant has not been proved guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.
    2. A verdict of "not guilty."
  • Allegation: something that someone says happened.
  • 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.
  • Arraignment: A proceeding in which an individual who is accused of committing a crime is brought into court, told of the charges, and asked to plead guilty or not guilty.
  • Bailiff: a court officer who enforces the rules of behavior in courtrooms.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Cross examine: Questioning of a witness by the attorney for the other side.
  • Defendant: In a civil suit, the person complained against; in a criminal case, the person accused of the crime.
  • Dismissal: The dropping of a case by the judge without further consideration or hearing. Source:
  • Docket: A log containing brief entries of court proceedings.
  • 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.
  • Extradition: The formal process of delivering an accused or convicted person from authorities in one state to authorities in another state.
  • Felony: A crime carrying a penalty of more than a year in prison.
  • Fiduciary: A trustee, executor, or administrator.
  • Grand jury: agreement providing that a lender will delay exercising its rights (in the case of a mortgage,
  • In forma pauperis: In the manner of a pauper. Permission given to a person to sue without payment of court fees on claim of indigence or poverty.
  • 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.
  • Mentally ill person: means a mentally ill person as defined in K. See Kansas Statutes 77-201
  • Misdemeanor: Usually a petty offense, a less serious crime than a felony, punishable by less than a year of confinement.
  • Mistrial: An invalid trial, caused by fundamental error. When a mistrial is declared, the trial must start again from the selection of the jury.
  • Oath: includes an affirmation in all cases where an affirmation may be substituted for an oath, and in similar cases "swear" includes affirm. See Kansas Statutes 77-201
  • 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.
  • 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:
  • 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.
  • 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 personal and real property. See Kansas Statutes 77-201
  • 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).
  • Restitution: The court-ordered payment of money by the defendant to the victim for damages caused by the criminal action.
  • State: when applied to the different parts of the United States, includes the District of Columbia and the territories. See Kansas Statutes 77-201
  • Statute: A law passed by a legislature.
  • Testify: Answer questions in court.
  • Testimony: Evidence presented orally by witnesses during trials or before grand juries.
  • 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.
  • Trial: A hearing that takes place when the defendant pleads "not guilty" and witnesses are required to come to court to give evidence.
  • Venue: The geographical location in which a case is tried.
  • Verdict: The decision of a petit jury or a judge.
  • 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."