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Below is a brief list of terms commonly used in court cases.

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County Court Case Terms

Adjudication
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. Download the Sedgwick County Explanation of ROA Abbreviations (51k pdf)
Suffix
For example, "Jr.", "Sr.", "III", or any other term added to the end of a person's name