Miranda Warnings: The right to an attorney and the right to remain silent to officers when in custody.
Mistrial: A trial that is invalid due to an error.
Misdemeanor: A crime that does not result in more than a year of jail time.
Parole: Release of a convicted person before their jail sentence is completed, subject to restrictions and monitoring.
Plaintiff: In a civil lawsuit, it is the individual that files the complaint.
Plea: A defendant's statement - either a "not guilty" or "guilty" pleading - in a criminal case.
Probation: Something that is ordered at the time of sentencing and requires that certain restrictions are obeyed.
Restitution: Something of value that must be paid back by the defendant to the victim.
Vacate: When a judge invalidates or sets aside an order that was previously entered.