Below is a brief list of terms commonly used in court cases.
Please e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
if you would like additional terms added to this list.
County Court Case Terms
- The decision or how the case was settled.
- Arrest Warrant
- A warrant issued for the arrest of an individual. This may be issued
when a new criminal case is filed.
- Bench Warrant
- A warrant issued for the arrest of an individual. This is issued when
a case is underway.
- Contempt of Court Reason
- The action that leads to the issuance of a Bench Warrant. A Bench
Warrant requires a Contempt of Court Reason. You may cite more than
one reason on the warrant.
- Registry of Actions
- The list of the activities on a case. The Registry of Actions (ROA)
is used to keep an abbreviated record of what has occurred or been decided
on a case. The ROA system
is the replacement for the Filings in the previous Sedgwick County system.
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- For example, "Jr.", "Sr.",
"III", or any other term
added to the end of a person's name