criminal law and procedure

Youthful offender

Definition

1) An adolescent or young adult convicted of a crime. States usually allow youthful offenders to choose special correctional programs not available to adult offenders.

2) A juvenile delinquent.

Illustrative caselaw

See, e.g....

Zealous witness

Definition

A witness whose testimony is clearly biased in favor of the party for whom he or she is testifying.

Illustrative caselaw

See, e.g. Mayes v. Gibson, 2010 F.3d 1284, 1291 (10th Cir. 2000).

See also

Witness

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