Unformatted text preview: Demurrer- the formal mode of disputing the sufficiency in law of the pleadings contained in the complaint Exoneration of bail- the court’s act in dissolving bail after the defendant has appeared in court as required Initial appearance- the 1 st appearance by the defendant in a criminal case before a judge. Generally, at the initial appearance, the defendant is informed of the charges against him or her and advised of his or her rights. In some states it is the same as an arraignment Material witness- a witness whose presence is deemed necessary for the trial of the case. A person designated as a material witness may be required to post security to ensure his or her presence in trial...
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- Spring '08