Criminal Law

Monday, October 19, 2015

Word or PhraseDescription
AggrievedPerson making the DVO application.
AssaultAn offence of causing physical injury to another.
Criminal/defence lawyerPerson who represents accused people.
Domestic violence order (DVO)An order taken out to ensure that a person cannot harass/intimidate/contact another.
FraudAn offence of gaining an unauthorised financial benefit.
Indecent treatmentAn offence of touching/interfering with children under the age of 16.
JailThe institution prisoners are kept.
Magistrates/District/Supreme CourtThe venue where traffic and criminal matters are heard.
Obstruct policeThe offence of not obeying police.
PenaltyThe outcome of pleading guilty.
Pleading guiltyAdmitting to committing an offence.
Protection orderAnother phrase for above.
Public nuisanceThe offence of acting offensively in public.
RapeAn offence of non consensual sex.
RespondentPerson against who the DVO has been taken out against.
RobberyAn offence of stealing.
TrialThe process of defending a charge.


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