ACCUSED – a person who has allegedly committed a criminal offence like theft, rape or murder.
CONVICTION – the result of a criminal trial which was concluded and the accused was found guilty of the criminal offence charged.
CRIMINAL OFFENCE – act or omission (a failure to act when a person should have acted) punishable by law.
WARRANT OF ARREST – a document issued by a magistrate or judge of the court, authorising the police to arrest the accused.
WITNESS – a person who sees or hears something relevant to the criminal offence before court.