Glossary of Public Records Terms

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Termsort descending Definition
No Action

The court dropped the case and did not continue with the charges. This is not a conviction

No Bill

The decision by a grand jury that it will not bring an indictment against the accused on the basis of the allegations and evidence presented by the prosecutor.

No Papered

The paperwork was never sent to the court by the District Attorney and the case was never filed. This is not a conviction.

Nolle Prossed

The ending of a case because the prosecutor decides or agrees to stop prosecuting. Commonly called "nol pros."

Nolo Contendre

Latin for, "I will not contest it." This is a defendant's plea of "no contest" in a criminal case. It means that he or she does not directly admit guilt, but submits to sentencing or other punishment.

Non-Adjudication of Guilt

Same as Ajudication Withheld. This is not a conviction.