Money a defendant puts up (usually a bond) to allow his or her release from custody and to guarantee his or her appearance at a future hearing.
The individual in the courtroom who helps the judge manage the evidence and maintain order in the courtroom.
Beyond a Reasonable Doubt
A standard of proof required to convict a person of a crime.
Burden of Proof
A party’s duty to prove a disputed fact.
Glossary terms provided by the following: The Manual for School Social Work Practices in Minnesota produced by the Minnesota Department of Education (MDE) in partnership with the Minnesota School Social Worker Association (MSSWA), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services – Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration National Mental Health Information Center, Center fro Mental Health Services, Hennepin County Community Corrections, Brown County Probation and Minnesota Judicial Branch.