Terms Used In Montana Code > Title 46 > Chapter 3 - Venue
Charge: means a written statement that accuses a person of the commission of an offense, that is presented to a court, and that is contained in a complaint, information, or indictment. See Montana Code 46-1-202
Defendant: In a civil suit, the person complained against; in a criminal case, the person accused of the crime.
Offense: means a violation of any penal statute of this state or any ordinance of its political subdivisions. See Montana Code 46-1-202
Person: includes a corporation or other entity as well as a natural person. See Montana Code 1-1-201
Place of trial: means the geographical location and political subdivision in which the court that will hear the cause is situated. See Montana Code 46-1-202
Sentence: means the judicial disposition of a criminal proceeding upon a plea of guilty or nolo contendere or upon a verdict or finding of guilty. See Montana Code 46-1-202
Trial: A hearing that takes place when the defendant pleads "not guilty" and witnesses are required to come to court to give evidence.
Witness: means a person whose testimony is desired in a proceeding or investigation by a grand jury or in a criminal action, prosecution, or proceeding. See Montana Code 46-1-202