Legal Terms

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

North Carolina Verdict & Disposition Abbreviations
Plea and Verdict Abbreviations GL GUILTY TO LESSER GU GUILTY NC NO CONTEST JA JUDGMENT ARRESTED (by judge after jury verdict) PJ PRAYER FOR JUDGME...
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Order to Show Cause
 Court order requiring a party to appear and show cause why the court should not take a particular course of action.
Mon, 5 Mar, 2012 at 6:09 PM
Contempt of Court
Any act involving disrespect to the court or failure to obey its rules or orders. Contempt of court carries a maximum of 30 days in jail or detention.
Mon, 5 Mar, 2012 at 6:07 PM
Plea in Abeyance
A plea in abeyance is an agreement that allows the court to dismiss your violation upon completion of certain criteria. This agreement can only be done at ...
Mon, 5 Mar, 2012 at 6:05 PM
Common Codes
DISPOSITION CODES Court Of Record Cases CRTC This method is used to signify a court of record case. CRTA Affirmed. CTRN Reversed and remanded...
Mon, 26 Mar, 2012 at 1:15 PM
Disposition Explanations
Disposition Explanations Acquittal, Not Guilty - The defendant has been found not guilty of the offense tried for. Adjudication Withheld - Cour...
Mon, 26 Mar, 2012 at 1:17 PM
Criminal Codes and Definitions
Criminal Definitions & Codes Acquitted - Non-conviction The charges against the defendant are dropped. Adjudicated Guilty - Conv...
Mon, 26 Mar, 2012 at 1:20 PM
Violation of Basic Rule (VBR)
As pertains to Oregon: Violation of Basic Speed Rule (811.100) (1) A person commits the offense of violating the basic speed rule if the person drives a...
Tue, 27 Mar, 2012 at 12:51 PM
Stricken off Leave (SOL)
Stricken off with Leave to Reinstate (SOL) -  means the state moves to dismiss pending charges with the right to reinstate the charges within 120 days if th...
Wed, 9 May, 2012 at 3:54 PM
Case Retired
What does a Disposition of "Retired" mean on my case from a TN Court? It means the court is NOT pursiung the charges at this time or time of di...
Thu, 31 May, 2012 at 5:33 PM