Arrest | The action of the police, or person acting under the law, to take a person into custody so that they may be forthcoming to answer for the commission of a crime.
Arrest Warrant | A warrant issued by a public officer that authorizes the arrest and detention of an individual.
Bail Bondsman | A bail bondsman is any person or company that will act as a study and pledge money or property as bail for the appearance of a criminal defendant in court.
Bounty Hunter | An individual who seeks out fugitives ("Hunting") for a monetary reward ("Bounty"), for apprehending by law, if such laws exist.
Cash Bond | Typically "cash only", where the defendant must provide the amount of the bail to the court.
Charge | In criminal law, the crime a person is accused of.
Collateral | A security or guarantee (usually an asset) pledged for the repayment of a loan if one cannot procure enough funds to repay.
Defendant | Any party who is required to answer the complaint of a plaintiff or pursuer in a civil lawsuit before a court, or any party has been formally charged or accused of violating a criminal statute.