Actor: means a person whose criminal responsibility is in issue in a criminal action. See Utah Code 76-1-601
Administrator: includes "executor" when the subject matter justifies the use. See Utah Code 68-3-12.5
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.
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.
Attachment: A procedure by which a person's property is seized to pay judgments levied by the court.
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.
Bequest: Property gifted by will.
Bodily injury: means physical pain, illness, or any impairment of physical condition. See Utah Code 76-1-601
Cancellation: means the termination by the division of a license issued through error or fraud or for which consent under Section 53-3-211 has been withdrawn. See Utah Code 53-3-102
CDL: means a license:
issued substantially in accordance with the requirements of Title XII, Pub. See Utah Code 53-3-102
Chief administrator: means the principal of a school or the chief administrator of a school that does not have a principal, and includes the administrator's designee or representative. See Utah Code 76-8-1401
Driving privilege card: means the evidence of the privilege granted and issued under this chapter to drive a motor vehicle to a person whose privilege was obtained without providing evidence of lawful presence in the United States. See Utah Code 53-3-102
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.
Extension: means a renewal completed in a manner specified by the division. See Utah Code 53-3-102
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.
Highway: means the entire width between property lines of every way or place of any nature when any part of it is open to the use of the public, as a matter of right, for traffic. See Utah Code 53-3-102
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.
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.
License certificate: means the evidence of the privilege issued under this chapter to drive a motor vehicle. See Utah Code 53-3-102
limited-term CDL: means a license:
issued substantially in accordance with the requirements of Title XII, Pub. See Utah Code 53-3-102
Limited-term license certificate: means the evidence of the privilege granted and issued under this chapter to drive a motor vehicle to a person whose privilege was obtained providing evidence of lawful presence in the United States with one of the document requirements described in Subsection 53-3-205(8)(a)(ii)(B). See Utah Code 53-3-102
Material: means capable of affecting the course or outcome of an official proceeding, unless the person who made the statement or provided the information retracts the statement or information before the earlier of:
the end of the official proceeding in which the statement was made or the information was provided;
when it becomes manifest that the false or misleading nature of the statement or information has been or will be exposed; or
when the statement or information substantially affects the proceeding. See Utah Code 76-8-501
Misdemeanor: Usually a petty offense, a less serious crime than a felony, punishable by less than a year of confinement.
Motorcycle: means every motor vehicle, other than a tractor, having a seat or saddle for the use of the rider and designed to travel with not more than three wheels in contact with the ground. See Utah Code 53-3-102
Owner: includes a person entitled to the use and possession of a vehicle subject to a security interest in another person but excludes a lessee under a lease not intended as security. See Utah Code 53-3-102
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 official: means a person holding any post in a political party whether by election, appointment, or otherwise. See Utah Code 76-8-101
Peace officer: means an employee of a police or law enforcement agency that is part of or administered by the state or any of its political subdivisions, and whose duties consist primarily of the prevention and detection of crime and the enforcement of criminal statutes or ordinances of this state or any of its political subdivisions. See Utah Code 76-8-101
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.
Possess: means to have physical possession of or to exercise dominion or control over tangible property. See Utah Code 76-1-601
Preliminary hearing: A hearing where the judge decides whether there is enough evidence to make the defendant have a trial.
Presiding officer: A majority-party Senator who presides over the Senate and is charged with maintaining order and decorum, recognizing Members to speak, and interpreting the Senate's rules, practices and precedents.
Probation: A sentencing alternative to imprisonment in which the court releases convicted defendants under supervision as long as certain conditions are observed.
Process: means a writ or summons issued in the course of a judicial proceeding. See Utah Code 68-3-12.5
the state, or an agency, bureau, office, department, division, board, commission, institution, laboratory, or other instrumentality of the state;
a political subdivision of the state, including a county, municipality, interlocal entity, local district, special service district, school district, or school board;
an agency, bureau, office, department, division, board, commission, institution, laboratory, or other instrumentality of a political subdivision of the state; or
another entity that:
performs a public function; and
is authorized to hold, spend, transfer, disburse, use, or receive public money. See Utah Code 76-1-601
public funds: includes money, funds, or accounts described in Subsection (14)(a) after the money, funds, or accounts are transferred by a public entity to an independent contractor of the public entity. See Utah Code 76-1-601
Public officer: means :
an elected official of a public entity;
an individual appointed to, or serving an unexpired term of, an elected official of a public entity;
a judge of a court of record or not of record, including justice court judges; or
Public property: includes real or personal property that is owned, held, or managed by a public entity after the real or personal property is transferred by the public entity to an independent contractor of the public entity. See Utah Code 76-8-101
Public servant: means :
a public officer;
an appointed official, employee, consultant, or independent contractor of a public entity; or
a person hired or paid by a public entity to perform a government function. See Utah Code 76-1-601
Regular license certificate: means the evidence of the privilege issued under this chapter to drive a motor vehicle whose privilege was obtained by providing evidence of lawful presence in the United States with one of the document requirements described in Subsection 53-3-205(8)(a)(ii)(A). See Utah Code 53-3-102
Renewal: means to validate a license certificate so that it expires at a later date. See Utah Code 53-3-102
Restitution: The court-ordered payment of money by the defendant to the victim for damages caused by the criminal action.
Revocation: means the termination by action of the division of a licensee's privilege to drive a motor vehicle. See Utah Code 53-3-102
School: means an elementary school or a secondary school that:
is a public or private school; and
provides instruction for one or more of the grades kindergarten through 12. See Utah Code 76-8-1401
School bus: means a commercial motor vehicle used to transport pre-primary, primary, or secondary school students to and from home and school, or to and from school sponsored events. See Utah Code 53-3-102
State: when applied to the different parts of the United States, includes a state, district, or territory of the United States. See Utah Code 68-3-12.5
Statute: A law passed by a legislature.
Statute of limitations: A law that sets the time within which parties must take action to enforce their rights.
Summons: Another word for subpoena used by the criminal justice system.
Suspension: means the temporary withdrawal by action of the division of a licensee's privilege to drive a motor vehicle. See Utah Code 53-3-102
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.
United States: includes each state, district, and territory of the United States of America. See Utah Code 68-3-12.5
Vehicle: means every device in, upon, or by which any person or property is or may be transported or drawn upon a highway, excepting devices used exclusively upon stationary rails or tracks. See Utah Code 53-1-102
written: includes any handwriting, typewriting, printing, electronic storage or transmission, or any other method of recording information or fixing information in a form capable of being preserved. See Utah Code 76-1-601