Legal Terms

The most common Criminal Record definitions, codes and terms used in background screening reports.

Investigative Consumer Reporting Agencies Act (California) California law was amended in 2001 to give job applicants as well as current employees great...
Wed, 16 May, 2012 at 12:25 AM
The Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) is a United States federal law (codified at 15 U.S.C. § 1681 et seq.) that regulates the collection, dissemination, an...
Mon, 14 Jan, 2013 at 5:34 PM
FULL PARDON: A full pardon restores certain citizenship rights forfeited by law as the result of a criminal conviction, such as the right to serve on a ...
Tue, 26 Apr, 2011 at 8:38 AM
The governor has the authority to grant clemency upon the written recommendation of a majority of the Board of Pardons and Paroles. Clemency includes full p...
Tue, 26 Apr, 2011 at 8:34 AM
Withhold Judgment / Supervision
** Illinois Court Disposition ** Supervision can be a sentence after a conviction or it can reflect a disposition in which an individual admits to the c...
Fri, 29 Apr, 2011 at 3:04 PM
Prayer for Judgment
  The basic definition of a "Prayer for Judgment" (PJC) is a plea that can be entered in a courtroom and is neither an admission of guilt nor a...
Fri, 1 Jun, 2012 at 1:49 PM
Dismissal without Leave
It means that the DA does not have permission to amend or refile the complaint, it is dismissed completely.
Wed, 17 Aug, 2011 at 6:07 PM
It means the defendant plead guilty to the charge, and "Resp Sent Imposed" means that a judgment of responsibility and/or a sentence has been han...
Wed, 4 May, 2011 at 4:31 PM
Deferred Discharge
Dismissed and considered a non-conviction
Thu, 5 May, 2011 at 2:13 PM
Deferred Probation
The judge doesn't make a finding of guilt; he assigns probation. If probation is completed without incident, the charges are usually dropped. Synonymous...
Thu, 5 May, 2011 at 2:14 PM