§ 135.00 Unlawful Imprisonment, Kidnapping and Custodial Interference; Definitions of Terms
§ 135.05 Unlawful Imprisonment in the Second Degree
§ 135.10 Unlawful Imprisonment in the First Degree
§ 135.15 Unlawful Imprisonment; Defense
§ 135.20 Kidnapping in the Second Degree
§ 135.25 Kidnapping in the First Degree
§ 135.30 Kidnapping; Defense
§ 135.35 Labor Trafficking
§ 135.36 Labor Trafficking; Accomplice
§ 135.37 Aggravated Labor Trafficking
§ 135.45 Custodial Interference in the Second Degree
§ 135.50 Custodial Interference in the First Degree
§ 135.55 Substitution of Children
§ 135.60 Coercion in the Third Degree
§ 135.61 Coercion in the Second Degree
§ 135.65 Coercion in the First Degree
§ 135.70 Coercion; No Defense
§ 135.75 Coercion; Defense

Terms Used In New York Laws > Penal > Part 3 > Title H > Article 135

  • Adjourn: A motion to adjourn a legislative chamber or a committee, if passed, ends that day's session.
  • 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.
  • Contract: A legal written agreement that becomes binding when signed.
  • Defendant: In a civil suit, the person complained against; in a criminal case, the person accused of the crime.
  • 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.
  • Felony: A crime carrying a penalty of more than a year in prison.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Misdemeanor: Usually a petty offense, a less serious crime than a felony, punishable by less than a year of confinement.
  • Testify: Answer questions in court.
  • 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.