Current with changes from the 2020 Second Extraordinary Session through Act 60
Section 934 - Miscellaneous definitions
Except where the context clearly indicates otherwise, as used in this Code:(1) "Act" includes a failure or omission to perform a legal duty.(2) "City" means a city, town, village, or other municipality.(3) "Convicted" means adjudicated guilty after a plea or after trial on the merits.(4) "Defendant" means a person who has been charged with or accused of an offense.(5) "District Attorney" includes an assistant district attorney, and where the prosecution is in a city court, includes the prosecuting officer of that court.(6) "Indictment" includes information and affidavit, unless it is the clear intent to restrict that word to the finding of a grand jury.(7) "Institution of prosecution" means the finding of an indictment, or the filing of an information, or affidavit, which is designed to serve as the basis of a trial.(8) "Oath" includes affirmation.(9) "Person" includes an individual, partnership, unincorporated association of individuals, joint stock company, or corporation.(10) "State" includes a city or other political subdivision of the state.(11) "Statute" and "criminal law" mean a criminal statute, a constitutional provision, or an ordinance of a city or other political subdivision of the state.(12) "Trial on the merits" means trial on the issue of guilt or innocence.