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Legal terms

The law is difficult and is often described in technical language. Our glossary provides short descriptions of legal words and terms you will find on this website.

A court officer responsible for maintaining a register or record of court proceedings.

Remanded to appear in court

When a person is being held in prison or jail until a later date when a hearing will take place.


A person who has an application for an intervention order made against them.

Restitution order

A monetary order that may be imposed in addition to a fine if you are found guilty or convicted of an offence involving theft. You may need to give goods back to a person or provide goods that directly or indirectly represent the stolen items.

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