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A

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  • Abated by Death

  • Abduction

  • Abet

  • Abstraction

  • Accessory

  • Accessory After the Fact

  • Accessory Before the Fact

  • Account Condition

  • Account Number

  • Accounts in Good Standing

  • Active judge

  • Acquittal

  • Active Case

  • Administrative Office of the United States Courts (AO)

  • Adjudication

  • Adjudicated Guilty Conviction

  • Adjudication Withheld Non-conviction

  • Adjustment

  • Admissible

  • Adversary proceeding

  • Adulterated specimen

  • Affidavit

  • Affiliate

  • Affray

  • Aggravated

  • Aiding and Abetting

  • Air Blank

  • Alcohol Concentration

  • Alcohol Confirmation Test

  • Alcohol Screening Device (ASD)

  • Alcohol Screening Test

  • Alcohol Testing Site

  • Alcohol

  • Alcohol Use

  • Alias

  • Annual Percentage Rate (APR)

  • Antitrust Acts or Laws

  • Appeal

  • Appellant

  • Appellate Court

  • Applicant Tracking System (ATS)

  • Appropriate

  • Archive/Archives

  • ARD Program Non-conviction

  • Arraignment

  • Arrest

  • Arrest Record

  • Arson

  • Assault

  • Authorized User

B

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  • Bail

  • Balloon Payments

  • Bankruptcy

  • Bankruptcy Code

  • Battery

  • Bench Trial

  • Bench Warrant or Arrest Warrant

  • Bind Over

  • Blackmail

  • Blind specimen or blind performance test specimen

  • Bond

  • Bond Forfeiture

  • Bookmaking

  • Breath Alcohol Technician (BAT)

  • Brief

  • Burden of proof

  • Burglary

C

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  • Cancelled test

  • Capacity

  • Capias

  • Capital Case/Crime

  • Capital Punishment

  • Carnal

  • Case file

  • Case law

  • Cause of Action

  • Chain of Custody (COC)

  • Chapter 7

  • Chapter 7 trustee

  • Chapter 9

  • Chapter 11

  • Chapter 12

  • Chapter 13

  • Chapter 13 trustee

  • Chapter 15

  • Charge

  • Charge-Off

  • Circuit Courts

  • Circuit

  • Citation

  • City Court

  • Civil Action

  • Civil Disorder

  • Claim Amount

  • Closed Date

  • Co-Defendant

  • Coercion

  • Collection Container

  • Collection site

  • Collector

  • Co-Maker

  • Compounding Crime

  • Concurrent Sentences

  • Conditional Discharge

  • Conditional Release

  • Confirmation (or confirmatory) Validity Test

  • Confirmed Drug Test

  • Consecutive Sentences

  • Consent Decree – Conviction

  • Consortium/ Third-Party Administrator (C/TPA)

  • Conspiracy

  • Consumer Credit Counseling Service

  • Consumer Reporting Agency (CRA)

  • Contempt of Court

  • Continuance

  • Continuing Education

  • Controlled Substance

  • Conversion

  • Conviction

  • Co-Signer

  • Cost-per-hire

  • Count/Charge

  • Court of Limited Jurisdiction

  • Court of Record

  • Credit Card Fraud

  • Credit counseling

  • Credit Items

  • Credit Limit/Line of Credit

  • Creditor

  • Credit Report

  • Credit Scoring

  • Creditworthiness

  • Crime Against Nature

  • Criminal Nonsupport

  • Culpability

  • Cumulative Sentence

D

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  • Dangerous Weapon

  • Date Filed

  • Date of Status

  • Date Opened

  • Date Resolved

  • Dead Docket – Non-conviction

  • Deadly Weapon

  • Debtor

  • Declaratory judgment

  • Default judgment

  • Defendant

  • Deferred Adjudication of Guilt

  • De Novo

  • Deferred Discharge

  • Deferred Probation

  • Deferred Sentence

  • Defraud

  • Degree

  • Delinquent

  • Designated Employer Representative (DER)

  • Dilute specimen

  • Discharge

  • Directed Verdict

  • Disclosure

  • Dismissal

  • Dismissal With Leave

  • Dismissal Without Leave After Deferred Prosecution

  • Dismissed Creditor Judgment

  • Disposed/Disposition

  • Dispute

  • Diversion Program

  • Diversity of Citizenship

  • Docket Record

  • DOT, The Department of Transportation

  • Driving While Intoxicated

  • Drug Testing (DOT-Mandated)

  • Due Diligence

  • Due Process of Law

E

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  • ECOA

  • Embezzlement

  • Employee

  • Employer

  • End-User

  • Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO)

  • Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)

  • Equifax

  • Ex parte

  • eRecruiting

  • Error Correction Training

  • Evidential Breath Testing Device (EBT)

  • Extended Workforce

  • Ex Parte

  • Experian

  • Expunge/Expunged

  • Extortion

  • Extradition

F

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  • Fair Credit and Charge Card Disclosure Act

  • Fair Credit Billing Act

  • Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA)

  • Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA)

  • Federal Courts

  • Felonious

  • Felony

  • Felony Conversion (Fraudulent Conversion)

  • Finance Charge

  • Fixed Rate

  • Forcible Entry

  • Fraud

G

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  • Generation Identifier

  • Geographical Code

  • Grace Period

  • Grand Jury

  • Grand Larceny

  • Gross

  • Gross Misdemeanor

  • Guarantor

  • Guilt/Guilty

H

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  • Habeas Corpus

  • Habitual Violator

  • HHS

  • High Balance

  • Hijacking

  • Homicide

  • Hung Jury

I

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  • Illicit

  • Incendiary

  • Incorrigible

  • Indictment

  • Infraction

  • Initial drug test

  • Initial Validity Drug Test

  • Injunction

  • Installment Credit

  • Intent

  • Intoxicates, Intoxication

  • Investigation Dispute

  • Investigative Consumer Reports

  • Involuntary Bankruptcy

  • Involuntary Dismissal

  • Item-Specific Statement

J

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  • Judgment Granted

  • Judgment

  • Jurisdiction

  • Jury Trial

K

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  • Kidnapping

L

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  • Laboratory

  • Larceny

  • Last Reported

  • Legal Malice

  • Lewd and Lascivious

  • Liability Amount

  • Libel

  • Lien

  • Line of Credit

  • Lis Pendens

  • Location Number

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