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Access & Review (A&R)
Allows an individual to have access to, or review of another’s fingerprint results. Requires fingerprinting for the reason code ‘Access and Review’ before this permission can be obtained; and meeting ongoing training requirements.

The individual has been found not guilty by a court of law, in a criminal trial.

A court procedure by which an adult becomes the legal parent of someone who is not the adult's biological child. An adoption decree creates a parent-child relationship recognized for all legal purposes -- including child support obligations, inheritance rights, and custody. An adult can also adopt another adult under certain circumstances.

A written statement of facts confirmed by the oath of the party making it. Affidavits must be notarized or administered by an officer of the court with such authority.

Names that have been used by an individual, other than their current legal name. This includes, but is not limited to: nicknames, maiden names, names from previous marriages, names prior to adoption, names prior to legal name changes, names used to commit criminal activity, and names used to avoid criminal prosecution.  

The prosecutor may increase or reduce the offense(s) filed in court, from the original charge(s) at the individual’s arrest.

Being detained by the police in a manner that, to any reasonable person, makes it clear he or she is not free to leave. A person can be "under arrest" even though the police have not announced it; nor are handcuffs or physical restraint necessary.

A crime that occurs when one person tries to physically harm another in a way that makes the person under attack feel immediately threatened. Actual physical contact is not necessary; threatening gestures that would alarm any reasonable person can constitute an assault. Assault is often charged with battery, which requires intended physical contact.

The act of watching someone sign a legal document, such as a will or power of attorney, and then signing your own name as a witness. When you witness a document in this way, you are attesting -- that is, stating and confirming -- that the person whom you watched sign the document in fact did so. Attesting to a document does not mean that you are vouching for its accuracy or truthfulness. You are only acknowledging that you watched it being signed by the person whose name is on the signature line.

Authorized Recipient (AR)
The individual confirmed to have met the requirements to receive and handle Criminal History Record Information (CHRI) in accordance with Qualified Entity standards for child care programs.

Automated Fingerprint Identification System (AFIS)
A biometric identification methodology that uses digital imaging technology to obtain, store, and analyze fingerprint data by the FBI.

Background Investigations Determination System (BIDS)
The secured database used by OBI to store background investigation requests, criminal history found, available supporting documentation, and notifications.

Bail Bond
A bond provided by an insurance company through a bail bondsman acting as agent for the company, to allow an accused defendant to be released before trial. A bail bond is designed to ensure the appearance of the defendant in court at the scheduled time. If a defendant pays the bond to the court, the defendant will get the bond returned in full to the defendant upon appearing to hearing. Some instances, the court will take the bond as payment for court fees.

Bail Bond Forfeiture
Bail bond forfeiture is the court decision that the defendant has lost the right to the money or property pledged to guarantee court appearance or the fulfillment of another obligation, or has lost the right to the sum deposited as security for the pledge, and the court will retain it.

Bond Forfeiture Warrant (BFW)
A warrant issued upon forfeiture of bail bond.

Charges Dropped
The prosecutor has declined to pursue the case.

Chief Security Officer (CSO)
The employee responsible for the physical security of a company, including its communication and business systems. The job of a CSO is to protect people, assets, infrastructure and technology.

Child Abuse & Neglect Information System Search (CANIS)
A state’s centralized registry for confirmed child abuse and neglect, generally maintained by the state’s child welfare agency. Also known as the Adam Walsh Act Registry.

Child Care Development Block Grant (CCDBG)
Federal legislation, the Child Care and Development Block Grant (CCDBG) Act provides federal funding to states for child care subsidies for low-income families with children under age 13. Additionally, CCDBG outlines requirements to improve the overall quality of child care available to families within existing state and local systems.

Child Care Services (CCS)/Child Care Licensing (CCL)
The state agency administering child care licensing is responsible for protecting the health, safety, and well-being of children who attend or reside in regulated child care facilities and homes. Child Care Licensing (CCL) is a program within Child Care Services (CCS).

Child Protective Services (CPS)
A program of CWS that responds to reports of child abuse or neglect.

Child Welfare Services (CWS)
A division of OKDHS, designed to ensure that children are safe & that families have the necessary support to care for their children successfully; including supporting or coordinate services to prevent child abuse & neglect.

Community Service Worker Registry (CSWR)
A registry maintained by DHS listing the names of community services workers, against whom a final investigative finding of maltreatment involving a service recipient, was made by DHS or an administrative law judge.

Concurrent Sentence
When one of two or more sentences are imposed at the same time, after conviction for more than one offence and to be served at the same time; or, a new sentence imposed upon a person already under sentence(s) for a pervious offense(s), to be served at the same time as one or more of the pervious sentences.

Conditional Discharge
A sentence, or disposition, of conditional and revocable release without probationary supervision but under such conditions as may be imposed by the court.

Conditional Discharge/Special Conditions
The defendant has been sentenced to conditional discharge with special conditions.

Conditional Discharge Terminated
The sentence of conditional discharge has been terminated after a specific term.

The concept of ensuring that information is observable only to those who have been granted authorization to do so.

Consecutive Sentence
A sentence that is one of two or more sentences imposed at the same time, after conviction for more than one offense, and which is served in sequence with the other sentences; or, a new sentence for a new conviction, imposed upon a person already under sentence(s) for a previous offense(s), thus increasing the maximum time the offender may be confined or under supervision.

Contempt of Court
Intentionally obstructing a court in the administration of justice, or acting in a way calculated to lessen its authority or dignity, or failing to obey its lawful orders.

The judgement of a court, based on the verdict of a jury, or judicial officer, or on the guilty plea or nolo contendere plea of the defendant, that the defendant is guilty of the offense(s) with which he or she has been charged.

Correctional and Release Information
Information on an individual compiled by a criminal justice or non-criminal justice agency in connection with bail, pretrial or post-trial release proceedings, reports on the mental condition of an alleged offender, reports on pre-sentence investigations, reports on the inmates in correctional institutions or participants in rehabilitation programs, and probation and parole requests.

Cost Only/Penalties and Fees
A defendant is only ordered to pay costs, fees, or penalties. No fine(s) is imposed.

Legal advice; a term also used to refer to the lawyers in a case.

Court Disposition
Court disposition can in criminal justice contexts mean either the immediate result of prosecution (conviction, acquittal, or dismissal) or the final result in the sense of sentencing disposition when the judgement is conviction.

Court Time Served
The court allows the defendant to use time already served in the county jail to count towards the completion of the DOC/Jail sentence.

Criminal History
A record of a person's criminal history, generally used by potential employers, lenders, etc. to assess his or her trustworthiness.

Criminal History Record Information (CHRI)
An individual’s criminal record which is the summary of their contacts with law enforcement agencies. It provides details of all arrests, convictions, sentences, parole violations as well as dismissals and not guilty verdicts committed by an individual.  Also, known as a RAP Sheet.

Criminal History Information Record Portal (CHIRP)
The OSBI's Criminal History Information Request Portal (CHIRP). An online system that allows you to request a name-based criminal history record check electronically.

Criminal History Review Results Portal (CHRRP)
OBI’s secured child care portal, also known as the Provider Portal. Requiring specialized permissions, child care background check notifications and CHRI are sent to the Authorized Receipt electronically.

Criminal Justice Information System (CJIS) Security Policy
CJIS Security Policy contains information security requirements, guidelines, and agreements reflecting the will of law enforcement and criminal justice agencies for protecting the sources, transmission, storage, and generation of Criminal Justice Information (CJI).

Deferred Prosecution (or Diversion)
The court has delayed prosecution pending the successful completion of a treatment program, at which point the charges will be dismissed. Until charges are dismissed, the case is treated as pending. If the individual does not successfully complete the requirements of the agreement, the charges may be re-filed for prosecution.

Deferred Sentence
A deferred sentence begins with a plea of guilty or no contest, but technically, there’s no sentence because the judge postpones making a decision regarding it. The judge decides the sentence later, dependent on the individual meeting conditions set by the court. These can include the following in Oklahoma:

  • Paying court costs and fines
  • Performing community service
  • Not committing any new crimes
  • Attending and completing certain classes like DUI School, Victim’s Impact Panels or a Drug and Alcohol Assessment
  • Passing regular drug and alcohol screenings
  • Some counties prohibit you from entering casinos.
  • The most common deferred sentence in Oklahoma is Title 22, subsection 991c: if the deferment is completed successfully, the individual’s criminal record is updated from “Plead Guilty, Deferred Sentence” to “Plead Not Guilty, Case Dismissed”.

Deferred with prejudice
"With Prejudice" signifies that the court has made an adjudication on the merits of the case and a final disposition, barring the plaintiff from bringing a new lawsuit based on the same subject. Often a court will enter a judgment with prejudice if the plaintiff has shown bad faith, misled the court, or persisted in filing frivolous lawsuits.

Department of Corrections (DOC)
A governmental agency responsible for overseeing the incarceration of persons convicted of crimes within a particular jurisdiction.

Department of Public Safety (DPS)
In Oklahoma Department of Public Safety (DPS), a multi-service safety and law enforcement organization. DPS maintains the last three year of driver’s records for each licensed driver in Oklahoma, known as a Motor Vehicle Report.

Developmental Disabilities Services (DDS)
A division of DHS which helps individuals with developmental disabilities and their families lead safer, healthier, more independent and productive lives. Persons served may also have other developmental disabilities in addition to intellectual disabilities such as autism, cerebral palsy, Down syndrome, etc.

Diversion (or Deferred Prosecution)
The court has delayed prosecution pending the successful completion of a treatment program, at which point the charges will be dismissed. Until charges are dismissed, the case is treated as pending. If the individual does not successfully complete the requirements of the agreement, the charges could be re-filed for prosecution.

The court or prosecutor has decided the offense the individual was arrested for should be prosecuted, terminating the case.

Dismiss with Prejudice
A motion to dismiss is entered by the state and granted and this case may never be brought to the court at a later time or ever.

Dismissed without Prejudice
A motion to dismiss is entered by the state and granted, but at any time this case can be heard in a court at any time.

The disposition on a criminal record is the current status or final outcome of an arrest or prosecution. This includes the plea entered and the final judgement of the court. Some common dispositions are: convicted, acquitted, dismissed, no charges filed, charges dropped, vacated, sealed, pending, diversion, deferred prosecution, and suspended sentence.

Driver Education School
The defendant has been sentenced to complete driver's education school.

Drug Court
The defendant has been sentenced to submit to drug addiction treatment and referred to a special drug court to monitor progress.

Electronic Monitoring
Electronic devices are placed on the defendant's body to ensure that the defendant does not leave the area of confinement.

Emergency Foster Care
Short-term substitute care for children in the custody of OKDHS from birth through five years of age. Care is provided by a contracted agency to meet the child's needs through service coordination and delivery in conjunction with OKDHS.

Ex Parte/Finding of Guilty
An order is said to be ex parte when it is entered upon the defendant's failure to appear.

Expungement is the process of legally destroying, obliterating or striking out records or information in files, computers and other depositories relating to criminal charges. The records cannot be accessed for general law enforcement or civil use. Laws vary from state to state on the types and availability of expungements.

Family Centered Services (FCS)
A program within CWS which provides voluntary services to families following an investigation or assessment of child abuse or neglect, in which abuse, neglect or both have been identified. Voluntary services include Parent Aide Services (PAS), Comprehensive Home Based Services (CHBS), Parent Education Services and Sexual Abuse Treatment Services. The purpose of FCS is to collaborate with the family, assess the family's need for services and to refer for services that will best meet the family's needs.  

Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)
The agency within the DOJ responsible to protect and defend the United States against terrorist and foreign intelligence threats, to uphold and enforce the criminal laws of the United States, and to provide leadership and criminal justice services to federal, state, municipal, and international agencies and partners.

A crime sufficiently serious to be punishable by death or a term in state or federal prison, as distinguished from a misdemeanor which is only punishable by confinement to county or local jail and/or a fine. Also a crime carrying a minimum term of one year or more in state prison, since a year or less can be served in county jail. However, a sentence upon conviction for a felony may sometimes be less than one year at the discretion of the judge and within limits set by statute.

Fine/Cost/Penalties and Fees
All fines and costs (which include fees and penalties) are added together and reported. This does not include restitution.

An impression of the marks left by the raised curves of a person's finger tips, by ink or digital scanning. Fingerprints are used as a unique biometric identifier as each individual’s skin has distinctive patterns of whorls and lines.

Fingerprint Based (FB)
A type of background check that fingerprinting to search national criminal history databases of the FBI. This provides positive identification and eliminates the false positives and false negatives associated with name-based checks.

Foster Care (FC)
A program within CWS in which a minor is placed in a ward, group home, or private home of a state-certified caregiver referred to as a "foster parent".

The defendant was found to have committed a crime by a jury or judge; or has plead guilty to committing a crime

Home Confinement
The defendant has been sentenced to confinement in their home/neighborhood.

Hard Cards
Hard cards (form SD-258) are the official FBI form used by law enforcement to capture fingerprints.

Identifiers are personally distinguishable information, which are unique to an individual such as names, aliases, and dates of birth, social security numbers, and driver's license numbers. Also, known as personal identifiers.

Against or not authorized by the law. Also called illicit or unlawful.

Unlawful or prohibited. For example, the laws may make it a crime to engage in "illicit trade" or possess "illicit drugs."

Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA)
Provides guidance to states regarding the handling of child abuse and neglect, and adoption cases involving Native children and sets minimum standards for the handling of these cases.

Integrated Automated Fingerprint Identification System (IAFIS)
The national fingerprint and criminal history system maintained by the FBI CJIS Division that provides the law enforcement community with automated fingerprint search capabilities, latent searching capability, electronic image storage, and electronic exchange of fingerprints and responses.

The defendant has been sentenced to spend time in the county jail. This is used for incarceration sentences under 365 days.

The official decision of a court finally determining the respective rights and claims of the parties to a suit.

Juvenile Offense
Juvenile offenders face lesser penalties than adults for similar crimes, because the purpose of the juvenile justice rehabilitation. However, juvenile charges can be serious. If the crime is severe and meets statutory requirements, the prosecutor may charge the juvenile as a “Youthful Offender”.

Kith Care
Child care provided by a relative, in the child’s home. The relative caregiver must be related by marriage, blood relationship, or court decree; such as a great-grandparent, grandparent, siblings or step-siblings (not living in the home), uncle, or aunt. 

Legal Custody
The right and obligation to make decisions about a child's upbringing, including schooling and medical care. Many states typically have both parents share legal custody of a child.

Medical/Mental Treatment
The defendant is sentenced to submit to medical or mental treatment.

Merged With Another Offense
Combined with another offense for the purpose of imposing a single disposition.

Merged With Another Sentence
The court has found the defendant guilty, but has merged the sentence of the offense with the sentence of a different offense or case.

A lesser crime punishable by a fine and/or county jail time, for up to one year. Misdemeanors are tried in the lowest local court such as municipal or county courts. Some crimes can be charged either as a felony or misdemeanor depending on the circumstances and the discretion of the prosecutor.

When a trial becomes invalid due to an error in the proceedings, actions of the jurors, or disregard of some other fundamental requisite before or during trial.

Modified/Reviewing Court
A reviewing court has modified the disposition of the trial court.

Modified/Trial Court
Court reheard matter after dispositions and modified without vacating.

Motor Vehicle Report
An individual’s Oklahoma driving record, for the past 3 years, maintained by the Oklahoma Department of Public Safety (DPS).

The subject name submitted pointed to more than one record and fingerprints are required to determine which record, if any, belongs to the subject.

Name Based
A search of the state’s criminal history repository, searched by name, aliases, and personal identifiers. In Oklahoma, the OSBI maintains this criminal history record information.

National Child Protection Act & Volunteer for Children Act (NCPA/VCA)
Oklahoma child care background checks are conducted under the National Child Protection Act amended by the Volunteers for Children Act which authorizes organizations protecting vulnerable populations to conduct fingerprint based background checks and authorizes the agency to return results to a Qualified Entity.

National Criminal Information Center (NCIC)
A national computerized database of criminal justice information, operational 24 hours a day, 365 days a year; maintained by the FBI.

National Fingerprint File (NFF)
A program with the FBI that allows a criminal history search of a participating state’s criminal history repository by both biometric data (fingerprint matches) and personally identifying information (aliases, DOB, SS#, etc.); providing a more comprehensive criminal history search. Currently, 22 states take part in the NFF program.

National Sex Offender Public Website (NSOPW)
NSOPW is the only U.S. government website that links all public state, territorial and tribal sex offender registries in one national search site

No Bill
In the opinion of the Grand Jury, evidence was insufficient to warrant the return of a formal charge.

No Charges Filed
The prosecutor has declined to pursue prosecuting the offense(s). No court case will be filed; a dismissal of the charges.

There is no conviction data available based on the subject information submitted in your file.

No Sentence To Follow
The court has found the defendant guilty, but not imposed a sentence.

Nolo Contendere
Literally "no contest." A plea of nolo contendere has the same effect as a guilty plea for sentencing purposes but cannot be used as an admission of guilt for any other purpose.

Nolo Prosequi
Means "will no longer prosecute" or a variation on the same. It amounts to a dismissal of charges by the prosecution.

Judgement rendered against party in legal proceeding on his inability to maintain his cause in court, or when he is in default in prosecuting his suit or in complying with orders of court.

Noncriminal Justice Agency (NCJA)
Authorized agencies which are provided criminal justice information for noncriminal justice reasons; such as employment or a license, immigration or naturalization matter, security clearance, or adoption.

Nontechnical Services Worker Abuse Registry (NTSW)
A registry identifying nontechnical services workers that have had an administrative finding of abuse, verbal abuse, or exploitation of a resident in a nursing facility. This registry is incorporated into the abuse registry for nurse aides. This registry is maintain by the Oklahoma State Department of Health.

Not Guilty
The jury/court acquits the defendant.

Not Guilty/Direct Verdict
Trial judge may enter an order of not guilty because of a matter of law at the conclusion of the prosecution's case.

Not Guilty/Guilt of Lesser and Included Offense
One composed of some, but not all, of the elements of the greater crime, and which does not have any elements not included in the greater offense, The subject is not guilty of this offense, but is guilty of a lesser and included offense.

Not Guilty/Insane

Subject is not responsible for the charged crime because the subject was deemed insane at the time the crime was committed.

A violation of the law, a crime.

Office of Background Investigations (OBI)
The OKDHS Office of Background Investigations processes criminal history background checks for DHS purposes, and some private reasons, to ensure the safety and wellbeing of the children of our state, by ensuring the quality of individuals placed in their lives through foster care, adoption, day care programs, and other areas of life.

Office of Client Advocacy (OCA)
An independent OKDHS office that helps protect and advocate for the rights of OKDHS clients, such as people with developmental disabilities living in institutional and community settings. OCA also investigates complaints that a vulnerable adult client, such as someone receiving services for developmental disabilities, may have been the victim of maltreatment.

Office of Juvenile Affairs (OJA)
A state agency entrusted to provide professional prevention, education, and treatment services as well as secure facilities for juveniles in order to promote public safety and reduce juvenile delinquency.

Office of the Inspector General (OIG)
A division within DHS to oversee and preserve the integrity of OKDHS programs and services through prevention, detection and prosecution of fraud, waste or abuse by OKDHS clients, vendors, employees or the general public.

Oklahoma Department of Human Services (OKDHS)
The state agency in Oklahoma created to administer and promote social services benefiting the general welfare, protection, and security of the people of Oklahoma. Examples of programs within OKDHS are Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), Medicaid, Foster Care, Child Care Subsidy and Licensing, and Child Support Enforcement. See for more information about OKDHS.

Oklahoma Law Enforcement Telecommunication System (OLETS)
Provides a computerized message switching system created for and dedicated to the criminal justice community. The sole purpose is to provide for the interstate, intrastate, and interagency exchange of criminal justice related information. OLETS operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation (OSBI)
Oklahoma’s lead law enforcement agency; ensures the safety and security of the citizens of Oklahoma by providing specialized apprehension and crime detection services through teamwork, training, research, and implementation of innovative technologies.

Oklahoma State Court Network (OSCN)
The Oklahoma State Courts Network website contains all published Oklahoma court cases. Cases or individuals may be searched for all Oklahoma cases, or decisions from a specific appellate court, or the Oklahoma Court on the Judiciary, or the Oklahoma Judicial Ethics Advisory Panel.

On Demand Court Records (ODCR) provides free, unlimited searching across all of the public court records provided by the courts who publish on this website.

Originating Agency Identifier (ORI)
A nine-character identifier assigned by the FBI to approved agencies for specific national fingerprinting purposes.

Paid in Full
Defendant satisfied the previous failure to pay condition.

A pardon is defined in criminal law as an official act of forgiving a crime. A pardon may be granted under the executive powers of a governor or the President. By granting a convicted person a pardon, the person is freed from further punishments and penalties, and may not be retried for the same offense. A pardon does not indicate that the person pardoned is not guilty, but that they are forgiven and no longer deserving of punishment. A pardon does not clear the individual’s criminal history record.

Parole is defined in criminal law as the release of a convicted criminal defendant after serving a portion of their sentence, upon a finding that the person is sufficiently rehabilitated and not a threat to society. The parole period is defined as a certain length of time and is subject to conditions imposed by the releasing authority and to its supervision, including a term of supervised release. Parole is not available to persons convicted of federal crimes, but most states still offer parole.

Partial Expungement
Oklahoma statutes Title 22, subsection 991c is sometimes considered a partial expungement because it includes removal of a defendant's main file and court information from public access websites, but leaves information about the arrest in the record maintained by the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation on the RAP sheet.  This information will still be available on a background check and to law enforcement.

Permanency Planning (PP)
A CWS program responsible for ensuring policy and training meet the federal and state mandates for services that are provided to children and their families who have become involved in the juvenile court system due to child abuse and neglect.

The case is still being investigated or prosecuted. There is not yet a final disposition of the charges or case.

Further processing is required to determine if the subject name has any conviction data available. The processing time for PENDING responses is approximately 30 days.

Periodic Imprisonment/Work Release
The defendant has been sentenced to periodic time in the county jail. Usually this occurs when the defendant has a job throughout the week and spends time in jail on the weekend.

Personally Identifiable Information (PII)
PII is information which can be used to distinguish or trace an individual’s identity, such as name, social security number, or biometric records, alone or when combined with other personal or identifying information which is linked or linkable to a specific individual, such as date and place of birth, or mother’s maiden name.

A sentencing alternative to imprisonment in which the court releases convicted defendants under supervision as long as certain conditions are observed.

Probation/Special Conditions
The defendant has been sentenced to probations with special conditions.

Probation Terminated
The sentence of probation has been terminated after a specific term.

To charge someone with a crime. A prosecutor tries a criminal case on behalf of the government in court.

Public Service
The defendant is sentenced to complete some service to the community.

Purpose Code X (PCX)
An after-hours name based search of the NCIC, national criminal history, for emergency placement; known as Purpose Code X (PCX).  This is a verbal background check and requires delayed fingerprinting, if a child enters the home after the PCX was conducted.  OBI requests the PCX criminal history background check from OSBI, and conducts nine additional public searches. The results of these checks are given verbally to the CWS requester with Access and Review privileges.


Qualified Entity (QE)
A QE meets the criteria and complies with state and federal laws and policies governing the security and confidentiality of national fingerprint results. These laws and policies are referred to as QE standards.

RAP Back
An updated Record of Arrest and Prosecution which includes new arrests and prosecutions that have occurred, since the date the individual was originally fingerprinted.

Record of Arrest and Prosecution (RAP Sheet)
A law enforcement record showing an individual's history of criminal arrests and non-criminal justice fingerprinting reasons. Information included in a RAP sheet are personal identifiers, the arresting agency, date of arrest, charge at arrest and when available, disposition of the charge. This is also known as a Criminal History Record Information (CHRI). CHRI and RAP sheets are just different names for a criminal record.

A written account of the proceedings in a case, including all pleadings, evidence, and exhibits submitted in the course of the case.

Registered Sex Offender
An individual who has been convicted of a sex offense and has been required to register as part of the sex offender registration system. This system allows government authorities to keep track of the locations and activities of registrants. In most jurisdictions, the information in a sex offender registry is available to the public.

The defendant is required to compensate the victim or provide community service.

A court action has vacated or revoked an existing: conditional discharge, probation, or supervision making it void.

The court has restricted access to all or some of the content of the case record; however, the existence of the record may still be public record. For juveniles (but NOT adults), the sealed crime is, generally, treated as if it never occurred, unless it has been subsequently unsealed.

The punishment ordered by a court for a defendant convicted of a crime.

The classification a crime, based on the damage to an individual and/or the community. The severity may simply be an unlawful act, also known as an infraction. More serious criminal offenses are misdemeanors and the most egregious are felony offenses.

Sex Offender
A generic term for persons convicted of crimes involving sex, including rape, molestation, sexual harassment, and pornography production or distribution; and requiring registry on a Sex Offender Registry.

Sex Offender Registry (SOR)
A system in various states and countries designed to allow government authorities to keep track of the residence and activities of sex offenders, including those who have completed their criminal sentences. Oklahoma Sex Offender Registration Act is found at Okla. Stat. tit. 57 § 58. Oklahoma’s sex offender risk level assessment is strictly offense based:

·       Those convicted of Level 1 sex crimes must register annually for 15 years.

·       Those convicted of Level 2 sex crimes must register every 6 months for 25 years.

·       Those convicted of Level 3 sex crimes must register every 90 days for life.

Sexually Dangerous
A defendant is declared by the court to be suffering from a mental disorder coupled with criminal propensities to the commission of sex offenses. Not found neither guilty nor not guilty. Committed to an institution. No sentence information to follow.

Special Facility Attendance/Residence
The defendant has been sentenced to attend or reside at a special facility.

A law passed by a legislature.

Stricken Off With Leave to Reinstate
This indicates that the court has taken the case off the docket list, but the court can reinstate this case within a specified time period.

A court command to a witness to appear and give testimony.

A defendant enters a pleas of guilty or is found guilty by the court or a jury, judgement is withheld, and the court imposes a disposition of supervision. Until a final disposition is established, the charges are considered to be pending. 

Suspended Sentence
The court has delayed the sentencing for an offense, pending the successful completion of a period of probation and/or successful completion of a treatment program. If the defendant does not break the law during that period, and fulfills the particular conditions of the probation, the judge usually reduces the degree of the offense or may dismiss the case entirely.  Until the sentence is reduced or dismissed, the case is pending and without a final disposition.

Terminated Satisfied
A probation, supervision, or conditional discharge is terminated because all conditions of the sentence are met.

Terminated Unsatisfied
A probation, supervision, or conditional discharge is terminated without the defendant completing the full conditions of the sentence.

Transferred/No Jurisdiction
The case is transferred out of jurisdiction of the court reporting the case; like a change of venue. Change of venue is the removal of a suit begun in one county and moved to another county for trial, or to move a case that was filed in the wrong county.

Unfit to Stand Trial
A defendant is found to be incompetent, not adapted or qualified to stand trial.

United States Department of Justice (U.S. DoJ)
The Department within the U.S. Government responsible to enforce the law and defend the interests of the United States according to the law, to ensure public safety against threats foreign and domestic, to provide federal leadership in preventing and controlling crime, to seek just punishment for those guilty of unlawful behavior, and to ensure fair and impartial administration of justice for all Americans.

The court has withdrawn the guilty plea or set aside the guilty verdict, and for all purposes the individual may state that they have never been convicted of that crime.

A jury's findings or conclusions on the factual issues presented by a case. May also refer to the judge's resolution of issues in a bench trial.

Violent Offender Registry (VOR)
Provides information to the public and law enforcement in the interest of public safety, for individuals convicted of specific violent crimes. In Oklahoma, also known as the Mary Rippy Act. Violent crimes which require registration under Oklahoma law include the following acts specified in 57 O.S. § 593.

Warrant Issued
A written court order to command law enforcement officers to arrest a person and bring him or her before a judge.

Youthful Offender
For some crimes, the law treats the accused as a “youthful offender”, who can be prosecuted either as an adult or juvenile, depending on the circumstances.