§ 77-14-1 Time and place of alleged offense — Specification
§ 77-14-2 Alibi — Notice requirements — Witness lists
§ 77-14-3 Testimony regarding mental state of defendant or another — Notice requirements — Right to examination
§ 77-14-4 Insanity or diminished mental capacity — Notice requirement
§ 77-14-6 Entrapment — Notice of claim required

Terms Used In Utah Code > Title 77 > Chapter 14 - Defenses

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Lawsuit: A legal action started by a plaintiff against a defendant based on a complaint that the defendant failed to perform a legal duty, resulting in harm to the plaintiff.
  • Preliminary hearing: A hearing where the judge decides whether there is enough evidence to make the defendant have a trial.
  • Public officer: means a member of the Utah State Senate, a member of the Utah State House of Representatives, the governor, lieutenant governor, state auditor, state treasurer, attorney general, or any justice or judge of a court of record. See Utah Code 52-7-102
  • 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.
  • Writing: includes :Utah Code 68-3-12.5