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  • Connector.

    The generic name for the defendant in a criminal case.

    National Center for State Courts. “Glossary of Commonly Used Court & Justice System Terminology”, Rev. 2/8/11 (2011)

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    Accused is the person that is charged with a crime and has to go to criminal court.

    California Superior Court. “English Legal Glossary” (2005)

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    A person who has been charged with a crime. Also known as a defendant.

    Victoria Law Foundation. “Legal glossary” (2015)

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    Another accused definition is the person that is charged with a crime and has to go to criminal court. (See defendant.)

    Judicial Council of California. “Self-Help Glossary” (2016)