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Compos Mentis

Definition from Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary(cahm-puhs men-tis) Latin for having a sound mind.

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Concealed Weapon

Definition from Nolo’s Plain-English Law DictionaryA weapon, particularly a handgun, which is kept hidden on one's person or under one's control (in a glove compartment or under a car seat). Carrying a concealed weapon is a crime unless the person with...

Constructive Possession

The legal possession of an object, even if it was not in a person’s direct physical control. Often used in criminal law prosecutions for possession crimes, such as possession of illegal drugs. Generally, for a court to find that a person had constructive...

Coroner

Definition from Nolo’s Plain-English Law DictionaryA county official who determines the cause of death of anyone who dies violently (by attack or accident), suddenly, or suspiciously.

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Corpus Delicti

A Latin term meaning the "body of [the] crime" that refers to the idea that the requisite elements of a crime must be proven before an individual can be tried for the crime.

Corroborate

Definition from Nolo’s Plain-English Law DictionaryTo confirm and sometimes add substantiating (reinforcing) testimony to that of another witness or a party, particularly in a trial.

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Corroborating Evidence

Definition from Nolo’s Plain-English Law DictionaryEvidence that strengthens, adds to, authenticates, or confirms already existing evidence.

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Corroborating Witness

Definition from Nolo’s Plain-English Law DictionaryA witness whose testimony supports or confirms testimony already given.

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Court Witness

Definition from Nolo’s Plain-English Law DictionaryA witness called by the court. For example, a judge may call an expert witness to clarify an issue for the court.

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Credibility

Definition from Nolo’s Plain-English Law DictionaryThe quality making testimony worthy of belief.

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