The CriminalWatchDog Criminal Definitions and Employment Screening Glossary
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Aa by pub serv: aggravated assault by public servant
Aa/dw: aggravated assault with a deadly weapon
Aa/po: aggravated assault against peace officer
Aa/pub serv: aggravated assault against public servant
Aa/sbi: aggravated assault causes severe bodily injury
Aa/witness: aggravated assault against witness
Acquitted - Non-conviction: The charges against the defendant are dropped.
Act phys asst w/o lic: act as physician asst without license
Adjudicated Guilty - Conviction: The defendant has been found guilty of the charges.
Adjudication Withheld - Non-conviction: The court does not give a final judgment regarding the case. The defendant is given probation, a program or community service in which they have a specified amount of time to complete. If the defendant complies, the case may be dismissed, depending on the county/state. If they do not dismiss in that particular county/state, then the disposition remains adjudication withheld and the case is closed. However, if the defendant is found in violation, the case disposition may be changed and the defendant can be found in guilt.
Agg aslt dw: aggravated assault with a deadly weapon
Agg aslt sbi: aggravated assault causes severe bodily injury
Agg kidnap: aggravated kidnapping
Agg prom prost: aggravated promotion of prostitution
Agg rob dw: aggravated robbery with a deadly weapon
Agg sex a-v ch drugs: aggravated sexual assault child
Agg sex a-v ch dw: aggravated sexual assault child
Agg sex a-v ch fear: aggravated sexual assault child
Agg sex a-v ch fear: aggravated sexual assault child
Agg sex a-v ch sbi: aggravated sexual assault child
Agg sex a-v ch/14: aggravated sexual assault child
Agg sex a-v concert: aggravated sexual assault
Agg sex a-v concert ch: aggravated sexual assault
Agg sex a-v drugs: aggravated sexual assault
Agg sex a-v dw: aggravated sexual assault with deadly weapon
Agg theft 100k r&c: theft >=$100K<$200K
Agg theft 200k r&c: theft >=$200K
Agg theft 50: theft >=$50<$500
Agg theft 50 pub serv: theft >=$50<$500 public servant
Agg theft r&c 20k: theft >=$20K<$100K
Aggregate: Accumulated Amount
ARD Program - Non-conviction: Stands for "Accelerated Rehabilitative Disposition Program". Mostly found in the state of Pennsylvania. This program given to the defendant in place of adjudication. If the defendant completes the program, the case is closed.
Assault B-I: Assault to cause bodily injury.
Att burg building: burglary of building
Att burg com: burglary of coin operated machine
Att burg hab: burglary of habitation
Att burg veh: burglary of vehicle
Att mfg cs 400g: poss with intent man/del controlled substance
Att tres hab: criminal trespass of a habitation
Bail/Bond Forfeiture - Non-conviction: The charges against the defendant are dropped. Not enough evidence to convict.
burg building: burglary of building
burg com: burglary of coin operated machine
burg hab: burglary of habitation
burg veh: burglary of vehicle
Burgl Habitation: Breaking into someone's house.
bwi: boating while intoxicated
c/f us gov doc: counterfeiting/forging of government doc
cc abuse: credit card abuse
cf/tm: counterfeiting trademark
cf/tm 100k: counterfeiting trademark
Concurrent: Sentence taking place or existing at the same time as another.
Conditional Discharge - Non-conviction: The defendant has no finding of guilt. The court is discharging him/her from trial on special conditions that they must abide by. If they do not abide by these conditions, the discharge may be revoked and the finding may become guilty.
Consent Decree - Conviction: This is found in New Mexico. It is designed as a disposition for juvenile cases in which the defendant pleas guilty and is place on the decree/probation for six months.
Convicted - Conviction: The defendant has been found guilty of the charges.
Criminal Misc: Vandalism.
Dangerous Drugs: Possession/Delivery of Controlled Substance.
dc abuse: debit card abuse
Dead Docket: Charges dropped / no further action taken, it is usually attached to other charges that the offender plea-bargained on.
Dead Docket - Non-conviction: Often seen in Fulton, Georgia. Not enough evidence that shows the defendant is guilty or that he is innocent. So case is set aside. If not brought back up, case is closed.
Deadly Conduct: Wielding a dangerous weapon, i.e. knife, gun, etc., or threatening to cause harm onto someone.
Declined: DA Declined to Prosecute. Not enough evidence to take to grand jury.
Deferred Judgment - Non-conviction: The defendant has no finding of guilt. The judgment is set-aside for a deferred amount of time and the defendant must comply with any conditions give to him/her. The case can be dismissed depending on the county/state if defendant completes all requirements.
del cs: delivery of controlled substance
del mj: delivery of marijuana
DIS TRCON DEV: Disregard of a Traffic Control Device.
dispense cs: unlawful dispense dangerous drug
Dropped - Non-conviction: Not enough evidence to convict the defendant.
dui: driving while under the influence
dwi: driving while intoxicated
dwls: driving while license suspended
FIX: Striking a highway fixture or landscape of greater than $200.00.
flid: failure to id
FLID UV: Failure to Identify Fugitive- Unable to verify.
FMFR: Failure to Maintain Financial Responsibility.
Fraud Remains Writing: Intent to destroy or fraud an application of some type.
Freetext: Handwritten information next to the record that did not transfer over to the database. This does not affect the actual record.
fsra: failure to stop and render aid
FSRA: Failure to Stop and Render Aid.
FTA: Failure to Appear.
Fugitive File: The case has not been to trial. Found in Virginia. The same as Returned Unserved below.
fwi: flying while intoxicated
GORG: Guilty of Original Charge.
Guilty - Conviction: It has been proven that the defendant committed the crime.
Guilty in Absentia - Conviction: The jury has found the defendant guilty without his having appeared in court.
ibc: issuance of bad check
Ignored - Non-conviction: The case never went to trial. It was ignored by the state.
ind exp: indecent exposure
Indec w/ child: Indecency with a Child.
inj invalid: injury to disabled body
int oral comm: interception wire/oral/electronic communication
interfer po: interference w/duties of public servant
keep gamb place: keeping a gambling place
mfr dang drug: manufacturing dangerous drug
Misdemeanor Intervention Program - Non-conviction: A program designated only for misdemeanor offenses in which the defendant may comply to the conditions of the program in order to avoid a conviction.
MTN SUPRS GTD: Motion to Supress Granted.
MVI: Moving Vehicle Incident.
NDL: No Driver's License.
neg hom: negligent homicide
No Action - Non-conviction: The court dropped the case and did no continue with the charges.
No bill by grand jury: Not enough evidence to indict on charges.
No Billed - Non-conviction: The District Attorney never sent the case to court and it was not tried.
No Information Filed - Non-conviction: Mostly found in Florida. It means the case has been dropped.
No Papered - Non-conviction: The paperwork was never sent to the court by the District Attorney and the case was never filed. Therefore, it was never brought to trial.
Nolle Prosse - Non-conviction: Latin for "Not Prosecuted". This means there was not enough evidence to convict the defendant. The case is dropped.
Nolo ContendrT - Conviction: Latin for "No Contest". The defendant has pled no contest to the charges against him or her. Therefore the court finds him or her guilty.
Non-Adjudication of Guilt - Non-conviction: Same as adjudication withheld.
NORG: Not Guilty of Original Charge.
Not Guilty - Non-conviction: A jury or judge trial finding that the defendant is innocent.
Other - Non-conviction: Defendant is given special provisions for one year to abide by since this is a first offense. If no further violation of the same nature, case is closed.
Pending: The case has not been to trial at this time. There is no disposition to report.
Pled Guilty - Conviction: The defendant has pled guilty to the charges against him/her and the court accepts the plea as a conviction.
Prayer for Judgment - Non-conviction: Deferred Prosecution, meaning state did not prosecute. Often seen in North Carolina. For example, with worthless checks it gives the defendant a chance to pay the check before being charged.
Pre-Trial Intervention - Non-conviction: A program the defendant is placed in before going to trial. If the defendant complies prior to trial time, the trial will not be held for the charge and the defendant is not convicted.
Process Other - Non-conviction: Defendant was not charged on this count due to being charged for another count.
Prohib Sub Jail: Possessing a prohibited substance in a correctional facility.
PWC/Theft: Passing Worthless Checks.
Refused - Non-conviction: The case never went to trial. The state refused to hear the case.
Rejected - Non-conviction: The case never went to trial. The state rejected the hearing of the case.
Responsible - Non-conviction: The defendant is responsible for the payment of the fines or fees of the crime. They are not found in guilt, however, must pay what they are ordered. Often found on traffic tickets or minor violation.
Retaliation: Person commits this offense with the intension or knowingly harms or threatens to harm another; i.e. prospective witness or informant; to prevent or delay the service of another such as a public servant or prospective witness.
Returned Unserved: The case has not been to trial at this time. Found in North Carolina. A warrant, summons or paper from the district attorney's office was issued for delivery to the defendant to appear for trial; however, the defendant could not be located. Therefore, the case is technically pending, however, the paperwork was never served.
sedd: securing execution of document by deception
SEDD: or (SEC EXE DOCUMENT DEC) Securing Execution of Document by Deception.
Shock Probation: Placed into rehab for the crime committed. The rehab illustrates what kind of harm they have placed on the victim by having the criminal listen to stories and videos of actual victims.
Stet Docket - Non-conviction: Will not prosecute at this time. Eligible to be re-opened for one year if a violation is committed during that time. After the one-year period and no violations have been committed, it cannot be re-opened and the case is closed.
Stricken Off Leave - Non-conviction: Often seen in Illinois. Stricken off docket with the ability to reinstate at a later date if deemed case can be prosecuted. This is often because the prosecutors run out of time to prosecute.
Theft Check 20: Theft by check for less than $20.
Theft Enhanced: Record Before 1994: Theft of property less than $750. Enhanced: Has been convicted at least 2 times before for the same crime. Considered 3rd Degree felony. Record After 1994: Theft of property less than $1500. Enhanced: Has been convicted at least 2 times before for the same crime. Considered State Jail Felony.
theft serv 100k: theft >=$100K<$200K
theft serv 20: theft >=$20<$50
theft serv 20k: theft >=$20K<$100K
theft serv200k: theft >=$200K
ucw: unlawful carrying of weapon
UPF: unlawful possession firearm by felon
Uuev: unlawful use of emergency vehicle
Uumv: unauthorized use of motor vehicle
vssa: violation of state securities act
Waived - Conviction: Mainly found in the state of North Carolina. This means the defendant has waived his/her right to trial and has pled guilty to the charges. In turn, the court accepts the plea of guilt.