Glossary of US Legal Terms

May 16, 2024

Replacement — reduction of the sentence, starting from the death penalty to life imprisonment. Co-defendants — multiple people arrested and charged for the same criminal incident. Comparative negligence is a legal doctrine in New Mexico whereby the actions of opposing parties in a sensitive case are compared for determining the responsibility of each party, with each party being responsible only for its percentage of fault. See also contributory negligence. photo:…