Understanding The Criminal Record Report Results
Criminal Records come from thousands upon thousands of city, county and state reporting agencies (sheriff’s offices, administrations of courts, departments of corrections, and the like, etc.), all reporting record result information in their own way. To help you get to the bottom line (the charge of the crime, the final disposition and the date of occurrence) of any criminal record report information, we offer this tutorial. Please note that in some cases report information from a particular reporting agency might be missing. This could be due to myriad reasons, including simple neglect of someone at the reporting agency. If you discover that crucial information seems to be missing or need help understanding a particular record, please contact us at email@example.com and we will be happy to look into it further for you. This tutorial will continually be updated.
Three Distinct Crime Categories
Basically, there are three distinct categories of crimes:
In turn, these three categories have differing levels of severity and are subdivided.
In general, a felony is a crime that is punishable by a sentence of more than 365 days of incarceration all the way up to death. (Sentences of longer than 365 days are usually served in state prisons while sentences of less than 365 days are usually served in a county jail.)
Felonies include crimes such as murder, theft, burglary, serious drug possession and/or distribution, rape, robbery, assaults and kidnapping.
Misdemeanors are generally punishable by less than 365 days in jail. Misdemeanor charges include minor theft, minor assault, some forms of drug possession, harassment and serious motor vehicle / driving violations.
Infractions are usually “ticket” type offenses where resolution is either paying a fine or appearing in a lower court. Infractions should not be used to deny employment unless the case is escalated to a misdemeanor.
Understanding When A Criminal Charge Is A Non-Conviction
Multiple terms used in any given court jurisdiction to tell you when a criminal charge is a non-conviction vary while essentially meaning the same thing. Following are examples of commonly used court rulings that mean a case is a straight non-conviction, or a non-conviction without stipulations:
Nolle Prosequi (Nolle Prosse)
No True Bill
Stricken Off without Leave to Reinstate (Used in Illinois)
No Information Filed or No File (Used in Florida)
Not Responsible (Used in North Carolina)
Some of these terms offer clues as to when a court decided on the non-conviction such as Nolle Prosequi, loosely meaning “we do not wish to prosecute,” which usually occurs very soon after a case is filed and probably even before an indictment. On the other end of the spectrum an Acquitted ruling could come much later in the chain of events, most likely after a trial; while Dismissed, the catch-all term, occurs in different time periods throughout a case. Whatever the scenario, under each of these terms, the end result is that the subject was not convicted and there is nothing the named defendant owes to the court.
There are some judgments that are equivalent to a non-conviction but have stipulations. This occurs when a court sentences a defendant but does not consider the judgment a conviction. So even though the defendant served a sentence they wouldn’t have to claim conviction. Probation is usually a part of this sentencing along with the possibility of fines and sometimes even short jail terms.A guilty plea or nolo contendre (no contest) plea can be associated with such cases where a court decides to sentence but not convict. Plea bargains can play a role in a judge’s decision as well. Following are terms associated with this type of disposition:
ARD Accelerated Rehabilitative Disposition (Used in Pennsylvania)
Non-Adjudication of Guilt, Agreed Plea (Used in Texas)
First Offender’s Program (Used in Georgia)
A to Z Criminal Record Report Definitions
Acquitted - Non-conviction: The charges against the defendant are dropped.
Adjudicated Guilty - Conviction: The defendant has been found guilty of the charges.
Adjudication Withheld - Non-conviction: The court does not give a final judgment regarding the case.The defendant is given probation, a program or community service for which they have a specified amount of time to complete. If the defendant complies, the case may be dismissed, depending on the county/state. If they do not dismiss in that particular county/state, then the disposition remains adjudication withheld and the case is closed. However, if the defendant is found in violation, the case disposition may be changed and the defendant may be found guilty.
Adjudicated Guilty / Delinquent in Juvenile Court: When this charge appears it simply means the person was either adjudicated guilty in a regular court or found guilty in juvenile court. It most likely has nothing to do with juvenile court. That is just the way the statute reads.
Aggregate: Accumulated Amount
ARD Program - Non-conviction: Stands for "Accelerated Rehabilitative Disposition Program". Common in the state of Pennsylvania. This program is given to the defendant in place of adjudication. If the defendant completes the program, the case is closed.
Assault B-I: Assault to cause bodily injury.
Bail/Bond Forfeiture -Non-conviction: The charges against the defendant are dropped. Not enough evidence to convict.
Burgl Habitation: Breaking into someone’s house.
Capias: Latin for ‘that you take’ is the name for several different kinds of writs, or court orders, all of which require an officer to take the defendant into custody. For example, a capias ad audiendum judicium is a writ that orders the defendant brought back before the court after an appearance in which the person has been found guilty of a misdemeanor. A capias ad satisfaciendum orders the sheriff to take the defendant into custody until a judgment is paid or a discharge is granted on the grounds that the defendant is an insolvent debtor.
Concurrent: Sentence taking place or existing at the same time as another.
Conditional Discharge - Non-conviction: The defendant has no finding of guilt. The court is discharging them from trial on special conditions by which they must abide. If they do not abide by these conditions, the discharge may be revoked and the finding may become guilty.
Consent Decree - Conviction: This is found in New Mexico. It is designed as a disposition for juvenile cases in which the defendant pleads guilty and is placed on the decree/probation for six months.
Convicted - Conviction: The defendant has been found guilty of the charges.
Criminal Misc: Vandalism.
Dangerous Drugs: Possession/Delivery of Controlled Substance.
Dead Docket: Charges dropped / no further action taken, it is usually attached to other charges for which the offender plea-bargained.
Dead Docket - Non-conviction: Often seen in Fulton County, Georgia. Not enough evidence that shows the defendant is guilty or innocent. So the case is set aside. If not brought back up, the case is closed.
Deadly Conduct: Wielding a dangerous weapon, i.e. knife, gun, etc., or threatening to cause harm to someone.
Declined: DA Declined to Prosecute. Not enough evidence to take to grand jury.
Deferred Judgment - Non-conviction: The defendant has no finding of guilt. The judgment is set-aside for a deferred amount of time and the defendant must comply with any conditions given. The case can be dismissed depending on the county/state if the defendant completes all requirements.
DIS TRCON DEV: Disregard of a Traffic Control Device.
Dropped - Non-conviction: Not enough evidence to convict.
FIX: Striking a highway fixture or landscape of greater than $200.
FLID UV: Failure to Identify Fugitive- Unable to verify.
FMFR: Failure to Maintain Financial Responsibility.
Fraud Remains Writing: Intent to destroy or fraud an application of some type.
Freetext: Handwritten information next to the record that did not transfer over to the database. This does not affect the actual record.
FSRA: Failure to Stop and Render Aid.
FTA: Failure to Appear.
Fugitive File: The case has not been to trial. Found in Virginia. The same as Returned Unserved below.
Guilty - Conviction: It has been proven that the defendant committed the crime.
Guilty in Absentia - Conviction: The jury has found the defendant guilty without the defendant having appeared in court.
Ignored - Non-conviction: The case never went to trial. It was ignored by the state.
Indec w/ child: Indecency with a Child.
MTN SUPRS GTD: Motion to Supress Granted.
MVI: Moving Vehicle Incident.
NDL: No Driver's License.
Misdemeanor Intervention Program - Non-conviction: A program designated only for misdemeanor offenses in which the defendant may comply with the conditions of the program in order to avoid a conviction.
No Action - Non-conviction: The court dropped the case and did not continue with the charges.
No bill by grand jury: Not enough evidence to indict on charges.
No Billed - Non-conviction: The District Attorney never sent the case to court and it was not tried.
No Information Filed - Non-conviction: Mostly found in Florida. It means the case has been dropped.
No Papered - Non-conviction: The paperwork was never sent to the court by the District Attorney and the case was never filed. Therefore, it was never brought to trial.
Nolo Contendre - Conviction: Latin for "No Contest". The defendant has pled no contest to the charges, therefore the court finds the defendant guilty.
Nolle Prosse - Non-conviction: Latin for "Not Prosecuted". There was not enough evidence to convict so the case was dropped.
Non-Adjudication of Guilt - Non-conviction: Same as adjudication withheld.
Not Guilty - Non-conviction: A jury or judge trial finding that the defendant is innocent.
Other - Non-conviction: Defendant is given special provisions for one year to abide by since this is a first offense. If no further violation of the same nature, the case is closed.
Pending: The case has not been to trial at this time. There is no disposition to report.
Pled Guilty - Conviction: The defendant has pled guilty to the charges and the court accepts the plea as a conviction.
Prayer for Judgment - Non-conviction: Deferred Prosecution, meaning the state did not prosecute. Often seen in North Carolina, for example, with worthless checks where it gives the defendant a chance to pay the check before being charged.
Pre-Trial Intervention - Non-conviction: A program the defendant is placed in before going to trial. If the defendant complies prior to trial, the trial will not be held for the charge and the defendant is not convicted.
Process Other - Non-conviction: Defendant was not charged on this count due to being charged for another count.
Prohib Sub Jail: Possessing a prohibited substance in a correctional facility.
PWC/Theft: Passing Worthless Checks.
Refused - Non-conviction: The case never went to trial. The state refused to hear the case.
Rejected - Non-conviction: The case never went to trial. The state rejected the hearing of the case.
Responsible - Non-conviction: The defendant is responsible for the payment of the fines or fees related to the charge/crime. They are not found guilty; however, must pay what they are ordered. Often found with traffic tickets or minor violations/infractions.
Retaliation: Person commits this offense with intent or knowingly harms or threatens to harm another; i.e. prospective witness or informant; to prevent or delay the service of another such as a public servant or prospective witness.
Returned Unserved: The case has not been to trial at this time. Found in North Carolina. A warrant, summons or paper from the District Attorney's office was issued for delivery to the defendant to appear for trial; however, the defendant could not be located. Therefore, the case is technically pending; however, the paperwork was never served.
SEDD: or (SEC EXE DOCUMENT DEC) Securing Execution of Document by Deception.
Shock Probation: Wherein the criminal is placed into rehab for the crime committed. They must listen to stories and watch videos of actual victims illustrating the harm they have caused the victim.
Stet Docket - Non-conviction: Will not prosecute at this time. Eligible to be re-opened for one year if a violation is committed during that time. After the one-year period and no violations have been committed, it cannot be re-opened and the case is closed.
Stricken Off Leave - Non-conviction: Often seen in Illinois. Stricken off docket with the ability to reinstate at a later date if deemed case can be prosecuted. This is often because the prosecutor has run out of time to prosecute.
Theft Check 20: Theft by check for less than $20.
Theft Enhanced: Record Before 1994: Theft of property less than $750. Enhanced: Has been convicted at least 2 times before for the same crime. Considered 3rd Degree felony. Record After 1994: Theft of property less than $1500. Enhanced: Has been convicted at least 2 times before for the same crime. Considered State Jail Felony.
Waived - Conviction: Mainly found in the state of North Carolina. This means the defendant has waived his/her right to trial and has pled guilty to the charges. In turn, the court accepts the plea of guilt.
Index to Abbreviations Used in Criminal Records
Following is a compilation of arrest abbreviations that might appear in criminal records, including a number of unusual abbreviations used only in certain states.
A to K: Assault to Kill
AA PO: Aggravated Assault on Police Officer
AAWW: Aggravated Assault with Weapon
A&B: Assault and Battery
A & Rob: Assault and Robbery
ABC ACT: Alcohol Beverage Control Act
Abndn MV: Abandoning Motor Vehicle
Abus Lang: Abusive Language
ABWIK: Assault and Battery with Intent to Kill
Acc Aft Fact Rec: Accessory after the Fact, Receiving
Accomp DD: Accompanying Drunken Driver
Accpt Brb: Accepting a Bribe
Acc to L: Accessory to Larceny
ACDA: Failure to Maintain Assured Clear Distance Ahead
Act 292: Buying, Possessing, or Partaking Alcoholic Beverages while a Minor under 21 yrs of age
ADA: Assistant District Attorney
ADW WITK: Assault with Deadly Weapon with Intent to Kill
AEA: Atomic Energy Act
AFA: Alien Firearms Act
Affr WDW: Affray with Deadly Weapon
AFO: Assaulting Federal Officer
Agg A: Aggravated Assault
AIDA: Automobile Information Disclosure Act
AIM: Assault with Intent to Murder
AP: Aircraft Piracy
APIPOCC: Appropriating Property in Possession of Common Carrier
APO: Assaulting Police Officer
ARL: Antiriot Laws
ARL-SFCAA Antiriot Laws: State Firearms Control Assistance Act
Armed WDW: Armed with a Dangerous Weapon
ATL: Anti-Trust Law
Att Burg: Attempted Burglary
Att L: Attempted Larceny
Auto T: Auto Theft
AVIN: Altered Vehicle Identification Number
AW: Article of War
AWOL: Absent Without Leave
BB: Bank Burglary
BR: Bank Robbery
BC: Bad Check
B Dw NT: Breaking into Dwelling, Nighttime
B&E Dw DT: Breaking and Entering Dwelling, Daytime
BECOM: Breaking and Entering Coin Operated Machine
BE&L: Breaking, Entering, and Larceny
B&E NT & PL: Breaking and Entering in Nighttime and Petty Larceny
B Store NT: Breaking into Store, Nighttime
BF: Bail Forfeited
BF&E: Bank Fraud and Embezzlement
BIND: Breaking into Non-Dwelling
BL: Bank Larceny
BLA: Bills of Lading Act
B&L: Burglary and Larceny
Blind Pig Raid: Raid of a Disorderly House or a Red-Light District
BNIAD: Burglary Not in a Dwelling
BNID: Burglary Not in a Dwelling
B&P Business & Professional Code: Drinking, Disorderly Conduct, Vagrancy, Dope, etc.
B of P: Breach of Peace
BR: Bank Robbery
BRCSP: Buying, Receiving, Concealing Stolen Property
BS: Suspicion of Breaking
BSL: Blue Sky Laws
B&T: Burglary & Theft
BT: Bomb Threats
BW: Bench Warrant
Capias A: Writ directing an officer to arrest the person named
C to D of M: Contributing to Delinquency of a Minor
CAA: Crime Aboard Aircraft
CAG: Custody of Attorney General
CAID: Criminal Activity in Drugs
Crnl Knldg: Carnal Knowledge
CCDW: Carrying Concealed Deadly Weapon
CCF: Carrying Concealed Firearm
CD: Careless Driving to Common Drunk
CDC: Contributing to the Delinquency of a Child
CDTP: Criminal Damage to Property
CDW: Carrying a Dangerous Weapon
CGR: Crime on Government Reservation
CHS: Crime on High Seas
Child Deser: Child Desertion
Child Neg: Child Neglect
C&I: Careless & Inattentive or Careless & Imprudent (driving)
CIR: Crime on Indian Reservation
CKFM: Carnal Knowledge of a Female Minor
COC: Contempt of Court
Co Ct Mitt: County Court Mittimus (see Mittimus)
COD: Court's Order of Dismissal
COI: Conflict of Interest
Comn Aslt: Common Assault
Cont. for Sentence, Continued for Sentence: Refers to a suspended action that can be initiated by the court at a later date should Subject be brought to court on a subsequent charge
Conc Evid: Concealing Evidence
CPCS: Criminal Possession of Controlled Substance
CPDD: Criminal Possession of Dangerous Drugs
CPSP: Criminal Possession of Stolen Property
CR: Civil Rights
Cr to Ani: Cruelty to Animals
Crim Neg: Criminal Negligence
CRSP: Criminally Receiving Stolen Property
CRV: Conditional Release Violator
CSA: Controlled Substance Act
CSCS: Criminal Sale of Controlled Substance
Ctfg or Ctft: Counterfeiting or Counterfeit
CU&PFC: Criminally Uttering and Publishing False Check
CVA: California Vehicle Act
CW: Concealed Weapons
CWIK: Cutting with Intent to Kill
D & D: Drunk and Disorderly
DAA w/o OP: Driving Away Auto without Owner's Permission
DAMV: Destruction of Aircraft or Motor Vehicles
DC: Disorderly Conduct
DCI: Driving Car Intoxicated
DCI-D: Driving Car Intoxicated-Drugs
DCI-L: Driving Car Intoxicated-Liquor
DCMV: Drunk in Control of Motor Vehicle
Deering Act CCW: Carrying Concealed Weapon
Def Bldg: Defacing Building
Dep Proc: Deportation Proceedings
Deser: Desertion or Deserter
DGP: Destruction of Government Property
DH: Disorderly House
DIP: Drunk in Public
Dist Peace: Disturbing the Peace
DOA: Driving Off Automobile
DOF: Desecration of the Flag
DP: Disorderly Person
Dram Act: Possession of Open Liquor Container in Vehicle
D&S: Dangerous and Suspicious
DTP: Disturbing the Peace
DUA: Detained Under Arrest
DUC: Driving Under Cancellation
DUI: Driving Under the Influence
DW: Dangerous Weapon
DWA: Deadly Weapon Act
DWD-D: Driving While Drunk-Drugs
DWI: Driving While Intoxicated
DWLS: Driving While License Suspended
DWP: Dropped for Want of Prosecution
Dyer Act ITSMV: Interstate Transportation of Stolen Motor Vehicle
EAR: Escape and Rescue
ECT: Extortionate Credit Transactions
EFP: Escaped Federal Prisoner
EGP: Embezzlement of Government Property
EID: Explosives and Incendiary Devices
EL: Election Laws
Entic Fem U Age: Enticing Females Under Age
Ev: Evasion or Evading
Expos Per: Exposing his Person
FAD ADW: Flourishing a Dangerous and Deadly Weapon
FAG: Fraud Against the Government
FAIL RETN LAWF/ESCAP: Failure to Return to Lawful Detention/Escape (following temporary leave granted for a specified purpose or limited period)
Fls Pol Ala: False Police Alarm
FCC: Falsely Claiming U.S. Citizenship
Fel H&R: Felony - Hit and Run
Fel Warr: Felony Warrant
FERIC: False Entries in Records of Interstate Carriers
FFA: Federal Firearms Act
FFJ: Fugitive from Justice
FHIF: Frequenting House of Ill Fame
FHVC: Failure to Have a Vehicle Under Control
FJDA: Federal Juvenile Delinquency Act
FL DW: Flourishing Deadly Weapon
FOA: Fugitive Other Authorities
Forc Ent: Forcible Entry
Forg Dr Presc: Forging Doctor's Prescription
FP: False Pretenses
FR: False Report
Frd: Fraud or Fraudulent
FRLA: Federal Regulation of Lobbying Act
Freq GJ: Frequenting Gambling Joint
FTA: Failure to Appear
F to P: Failure to Provide
FSRA: Failure to Stop and Render Aid
FUDE: Fugitive Deserter
FUUSTC: Forging and Uttering U.S. Treasury Check
FYCA: Federal Youth Corrections Act
FYRA: Failure to Yield Right of Way
GABM: Giving Alcoholic Beverages to Minor
GLA: Grand Larceny Auto
GP: General Principles
GTA: Grand Theft Auto
HA: Hatch Act
Hab Drk: Habitual Drunkard
Harb Crim: Harboring Criminals
HB: House Breaking
HNA: Harrison Narcotic Act
H & R: Hit and Run
IGA: Interstate Gambling Activities
IGB: Illegal Gambling Business
IPAB: Illegal Possession of Alcoholic Beverages
IPL: Illegal Possession of Liquor
Ind Exp: Indecent Exposure
Int Steal: Intent to Steal
IOC: Interception of Communications
Insuf Fds: Insufficient Funds
IPGP: Illegal Possession of Government Property
IRLL: Internal Revenue Liquor Law
ISS: Involuntary Servitude and Slavery
IT: Interstate Theft
ITAR: Interstate Transportation in Aid of Racketeering
ITOM: Interstate Transportation of Obscene Matter
ITSMV: Interstate Transportation of Stolen Motor Vehicle
ITSP: Interstate Transportation of Stolen Property
ITWI: Interstate Transmission of Wagering Information
IWC: Issuing Worthless Check(s)
IWFC: Interference with Flight Crew
IWU: Illegal Wearing of Uniform
JC Mitt: Juvenile Court Mittimus (warrant to put juvenile already convicted of crime in prison)
JD: Juvenile Delinquency
JL B: Jail Breaking
JW: Judgment Withheld
KFO: Killing Federal Officer
KHIF: Keeping House of Ill Fame
KPO: Killing Police Officer
KRA: Kickback Racket Act
LIPIS: Liquor in Possession with Intent to Sell
LL: Liquor Law
L&L: Lewd and Lascivious
LOE: Lack of Evidence
LOP: Lack of Prosecution
L&R: Larceny and Receiving
LSA: Leaving Scene of Accident
Lv acc w/o RN: Leaving Accident Without Reporting Name
Main DH: Maintaining Disorderly House
Mal A: Malicious Assault
Mann Act: Interstate Transportation of Minor Female for Immoral Purpose
Mat Wit: Material Witness
MBA: Migratory Bird Act
MDL: Mutilating Driver's License
MF: Mail Fraud
MIC: Minor in Consumption
MIP: Minor in Possession - Minimum fine
Mittimus: A warrant or writ for putting into prison a person convicted of a crime
Mkg fls affi: Making False Affidavit
Mooning: Indecent Exposure
MRV: Mandatory Release Violator
NARA: Narcotics Addict Rehabilitation Act
NCTA: National Cattle Theft Act
ne exeret republica Restraining Order: not permitted to leave the state
NFA: National Firearms Act
NMVTA: National Motor Vehicle Theft Act
NSF: Not Sufficient Funds
NSP: National Stolen Property
NTPW: Non-Tax Paid Whiskey
OAI: Operating Auto Intoxicated
OAPA: Operating Auto in Possession of Alcohol
OAWI: Operating Auto While Intoxicated
Obs Lit: Obscene Literature
OCI: Obstruction of Criminal Investigations
OCO: Obstruction of Court Orders
OGFP: Obtaining Goods by False Pretense
OHIR: Operating House of Ill Repute
OMFP: Obtaining Money by False Pretense
OMVWI: Operating Motor Vehicle While Intoxicated
OMVW/OOC: Operating Motor Vehicle Without Owner's Consent
OOJ: Obstruction of Justice
OPFP: Obtaining Property Under False Pretense
ORID: Occupying Room with Immoral Design
OVAR: Operating Vehicle After Revocation
OVUI-D: Operating Vehicle Under Influence of Drugs
OVWD: Operating Vehicle While Drunk
Pa. 675-1: Drinking Under Age
Pand or Pandering: Running House of Prostitution
Par Stands: Parole Stands
PBV: Probation Violator
PD: Public Drunk
PI: Public Intoxication
PIC: Possessing Implement of Crime
PIE: Presence in Illegal Establishment
PL: Petty Larceny
PNG: Plea Not Guilty
PNS: Possession of Number Slips
Poss SG: Possession of Stolen Goods
PT: Petty Theft
PV: Parole Violator
RA: Armed Robbery or Registration Act
RBA: Robbery by Assault
RD-BD: Reckless Driving - had been drinking
REAP: Reckless Endangering Another Person
Rec & Conc: Receiving and Concealing
Replevin: Order To Take Possession
Resorting: Visiting a House of Prostitution
RICO: Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organization
Robb F&V: Robbery, Force and Violence
ROW: Right of Way
RPFI: Released Pending Further Investigation
R&S: Suspended Sentence & License Revoked
RSG: Receiving Stolen Goods
RSP: Receiving Stolen Property
SAR: Strong Arm Robbery
SB: Simple Battery
SB: Sports Bribery
SFCAA: State Firearms Control Assistance Act
SKA: Switchblade Knife Act
Skip Bl: Skipping Bail
SLIP: Soliciting for Lewd and Immoral Purpose
SNL: State Narcotic Law
Smith Act: Sedition
Sol of Brby: Solicitation of Bribery
SS: Sentence Suspended
SSA: Selective Service Act
Stln Prop: Stolen Property
Sullivan Law CCW: Carrying Concealed Weapon
SWWC: Swindle with Worthless Checks
TAWOP: Taking Auto Without Owner's Permission
TBC: Theft by Check
TFIS: Theft from Interstate Shipment
TGP: Theft of Government Property
Thrt: Threat or Threatening
UCMJ: Uniform Code of Military Justice
UDAA: Unlawful Driving Away Auto
UFA: Uniform Firearms Act
UFAC: Unlawful Flight to Avoid Custody
UFAT: Unlawful Flight to Avoid Testimony
UIBC: Unlawful Issuance of Bank Checks
UMTD: Using Mails to Defraud
UNA: Uniform Narcotics Act
Unl Ent: Unlawful Entry
Poss ND: Unlawful Possession of Narcotic Drugs
U&P: Uttering and Publishing
UPIP: Uttering Profanity in Public
UPRF: Unlawful Possession or Receipt of Firearms
UPUC: Unauthorized Publication or Use of Communications
USCC: U.S. Criminal Code
UWC: Uttering Worthless Check(s)
VAD: Visiting A Dive
Vag WA: Vagrancy (wandering about)
VANO: Violation of Anti-Noise Ordinance
VCSDDCA: Violation Controlled Substance Drug Device and Cosmetic Act
Vio DDCA: Violation Dangerous Drugs and Control Act
VIRL: Violation of Internal Revenue Laws
VNG: Verdict Not Guilty
VRA: Voting Rights Act
Voyeurism: Peeping Tom
VSNL: Violation of State Narcotic Laws
VT: Vehicle Theft
VTL: Vehicle Theft Larceny
VTO: Violation Traffic Ordinance
WCA: Workmen's Compensation Act
WAF: Wilkin Act Firearms
W&I: Willful & Incorrigible or (in California) Welfare & Institutional Code
WOP: Without Prosecution
WPPDA: Welfare and Pension Plans Disclosure Act
WSTA: White Slave Traffic Act
WWRD: Wrong Way Road