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Traci's Law Firm Is Here to Help You With Your Legal Vocabulary
You have to go to court for whatever reason, so naturally your stressed out. Then mix in all the legal lingo and your even more stressed out. That is what Traci's Law Firm is here for. Not only will we be able to help you out legally, but we will also teach you all of the legal lingo.
The Defendant is the one being accused of committing a crime in a criminal case or the one that is being sued for compensation in a civil case.
Pleadings are a formal statement of the cause of an action or defense.
A Pretrial Conference is a meeting of the parties to a case conducted prior to trial.
Mediation is the attempt to resolve a dispute or case without going to court. Mediation helps both parties reach an agreement.
Preponderance of Evidence
Preponderance of evidence means that there must be more evidence for than against, or that the winning argument is more probable than not.
A trial is a legal process when two parties in a dispute present evidence and make arguments on the application of the law in front of a judge or jury.
An Appeal is when the defendant claims that the trial was unfair and wants to take it to the Appeals Court for the decision to be potentially reversed.