Legal Terms

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

Waived By Magistrate
WAIVED BY MAGISTRATE (WM) This case disposition means that the charges are waived after the defendant pays a fine. The defendant is NOT prosecuted.
Fri, 1 Jun, 2012 at 1:56 PM
Possession CDS
POSSESSION CDS - NEW JERSEY CRIMINAL CODE UNLAWFUL POSSESSION OF A CONTROLLED DANGEROUS SUBSTANCE. 2C:35-10. Possession, Use or Being Under the Inf...
Fri, 1 Jun, 2012 at 3:11 PM
Certified to the Grand Jury
The court has found probable cause, and the case is sent to the grand jury for its consideration.
Wed, 13 Jun, 2012 at 8:59 AM
Letter of Release
A "letter of release" is a notice filed with the Court by the State Attorney's Office that states "The office is not going to prosecute...
Mon, 25 Jun, 2012 at 11:48 AM
Converted SIP Activity
In Minnesota,  Converted SIP Activity means the records were converted from a paper file into an electronic database.
Tue, 26 Jun, 2012 at 11:29 AM
Non Suit
  A ruling by the judge in a lawsuit either when the plaintiff (the party who filed the suit) does not proceed to trial at the appointed time or has prese...
Wed, 22 Jan, 2014 at 12:19 PM