Abandonment - After starting an appeal, if you decide not to go ahead, you will need to file a 'Notice of Abandonment'.
Acquittal - A judgment that a person is not guilty of a criminal offence.
Appeal - A procedure where a court decision is reviewed by a higher court.
Comparable Sentences - A record of sentences imposed for the same or similar offences.
Conviction - A judgment that a person is guilty of an offence.
Court of Appeal - A court which hears appeals from lower courts, usually consisting of three judges.
Filing - The process whereby documents are accepted by a court and often this is evidenced by the court stamping its seal on the filed document.
Judgment - The decision of a court.
Prosecutor - The person who brings a court action against another, usually only used for criminal proceedings.
Quash - To over-turn or set aside; eg to quash a conviction.
Registry - The part of the court where all documents are filed.
Sentence - The penalty for committing an offence.