Terms Used In New York Laws > Social Services > Article 10-D
- Damages: Money paid by defendants to successful plaintiffs in civil cases to compensate the plaintiffs for their injuries.
- 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.
- Prosecute: To charge someone with a crime. A prosecutor tries a criminal case on behalf of the government.