Glossary of US Legal Terms

December 16, 2023

Replacement — reduction of the sentence, starting from the death penalty to life imprisonment. Co-defendants — several people have been arrested and charged in the same criminal incident. Comparative negligence is a legal doctrine in New Mexico in which the actions of opposing parties in a sensitive case are compared to determine each party's liability, with each party being liable only for its percentage of fault. See also contributory negligence….