Sections
§ 8001 Short title
§ 8002 Definitions
§ 8003 Limitation on scope
§ 8004 Identification, collection, and publication of laws regarding collateral consequences
§ 8005 Notice of collateral consequences and eligibility for expungement in pretrial proceeding
§ 8006 Notice of collateral consequences and eligibility for expungement upon release
§ 8007 Authorization required for mandatory sanction; ambiguity
§ 8008 Decision to disqualify
§ 8009 Effect of conviction by another state or the United States; relieved or pardoned conviction
§ 8010 Order of limited relief
§ 8011 Certificate of restoration of rights
§ 8012 Discretionary disqualifications and mandatory sanctions not subject to order of limited relief or certificate of restoration of rights
§ 8013 Issuance, modification, and revocation of order of limited relief and certificate of restoration of rights
§ 8014 Reliance on order or certificate as evidence of due care
§ 8015 Victim's rights
§ 8016 Uniformity of application and construction
§ 8017 Savings and transitional provisions

Terms Used In Vermont Statutes > Title 13 > Chapter 231

  • Arrest: Taking physical custody of a person by lawful authority.
  • Assets: (1) The property comprising the estate of a deceased person, or (2) the property in a trust account.
  • Attachment: A procedure by which a person's property is seized to pay judgments levied by the court.
  • Chambers: A judge's office.
  • Circumstantial evidence: All evidence except eyewitness testimony.
  • Collateral consequence: means a mandatory sanction or a discretionary disqualification. See
  • Complaint: A written statement by the plaintiff stating the wrongs allegedly committed by the defendant.
  • Contract: A legal written agreement that becomes binding when signed.
  • Conviction: includes an adjudication for delinquency for purposes of this chapter only, unless otherwise specified. See
  • Court: means the Criminal Division of the Superior Court. See
  • Court: means the court with jurisdiction over the proceeding. See
  • Court reporter: A person who makes a word-for-word record of what is said in court and produces a transcript of the proceedings upon request.
  • Damages: Money paid by defendants to successful plaintiffs in civil cases to compensate the plaintiffs for their injuries.
  • Decision-maker: means the State acting through a department, agency, officer, or instrumentality, including a political subdivision, educational institution, board, or commission, or its employees or a government contractor, including a subcontractor, made subject to this chapter by contract, by law other than this chapter, or by ordinance. See
  • Defendant: In a civil suit, the person complained against; in a criminal case, the person accused of the crime.
  • Dependent: A person dependent for support upon another.
  • Discretionary disqualification: means a penalty, disability, or disadvantage that an administrative agency, governmental official, or court in a civil proceeding is authorized, but not required, to impose on an individual on grounds relating to the individual's conviction of an offense. See
  • 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.
  • Fees: shall mean earnings due for official services, aside from salaries or per diem compensation. See
  • Felony: A crime carrying a penalty of more than a year in prison.
  • following: when used by way of reference to a section of the law shall mean the next preceding or following section. See
  • 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.
  • Incarceration: means confinement in jail or prison. See
  • 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.
  • Justice: when applied to a person, other than a Justice of the Supreme Court, shall mean a justice of the peace for the county for which he or she is elected or appointed. See
  • Liabilities: The aggregate of all debts and other legal obligations of a particular person or legal entity.
  • Mandatory sanction: means a penalty, disability, or disadvantage imposed on an individual as a result of the individual's conviction of an offense which applies by operation of law whether or not the penalty, disability, or disadvantage is included in the judgment or sentence. See
  • Misdemeanor: Usually a petty offense, a less serious crime than a felony, punishable by less than a year of confinement.
  • Nolo contendere: No contest-has the same effect as a plea of guilty, as far as the criminal sentence is concerned, but may not be considered as an admission of guilt for any other purpose.
  • Obligation: An order placed, contract awarded, service received, or similar transaction during a given period that will require payments during the same or a future period.
  • Offense: means a felony, misdemeanor, or delinquent act under the laws of this State, another state, or the United States. See
  • Person: shall include any natural person, corporation, municipality, the State of Vermont or any department, agency, or subdivision of the State, and any partnership, unincorporated association, or other legal entity. See
  • Plaintiff: The person who files the complaint in a civil lawsuit.
  • 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.
  • Plea agreement: An arrangement between the prosecutor, the defense attorney, and the defendant in which the defendant agrees to plead guilty in exchange for special considerations. Source:
  • Probation: A sentencing alternative to imprisonment in which the court releases convicted defendants under supervision as long as certain conditions are observed.
  • Psychiatric disability: means an impairment of thought, mood, perception, orientation, or memory that limits one or more major life activities but does not include intellectual disability. See
  • Reporter: Makes a record of court proceedings and prepares a transcript, and also publishes the court's opinions or decisions (in the courts of appeals).
  • Restitution: The court-ordered payment of money by the defendant to the victim for damages caused by the criminal action.
  • Settlement: Parties to a lawsuit resolve their difference without having a trial. Settlements often involve the payment of compensation by one party in satisfaction of the other party's claims.
  • State: means a state of the U. See
  • State: when applied to the different parts of the United States may apply to the District of Columbia and any territory and the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico. See
  • Statute: A law passed by a legislature.
  • Summons: Another word for subpoena used by the criminal justice system.
  • Support: means periodic payments ordered for the support of dependent children or, for the purposes of sections 783-790 of this title only, a spouse. See
  • Support order: means any judgment, order or contract for support enforceable in this state, including, but not limited to, orders issued pursuant to 15 V. See
  • Testimony: Evidence presented orally by witnesses during trials or before grand juries.