criminal law and procedure

youthful offender

A youthful offender is an adolescent who committed a crime, who may not be tried in an adult court; instead will be tried in a juvenile court. The youthful offenders may take some responsibility for the unlawful behavior and may not be...

zealous witness

A zealous witness is a witness whose testimony is clearly biased in favor of the party for whom they are testifying.

Illustrative caselaw:

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

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