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Garnishment

A legal proceeding in which a debtor’s money, in the possession of another (called the garnishee) is applied to the debts of the debtor, such as when an employer garnishes a debtor’s wages.

General jurisdiction

Refers to courts that have no limit on the types of criminal and civil cases they may hear.

Good time

A reduction in sentenced time in prison as a reward for good behavior. It usually is one third to one half of the maximum sentence.

Grand Jury

A jury of inquiry whose duty it is to receive complaints and accusations in criminal matters and if appropriate issue a formal indictment.

Grantor

The person who sets up a trust. Also referred to as “settlor.”

Grievance

In labor law a complaint filed by an employee regarding working conditions to be resolved by procedural machinery provided in the union contract. An injury, injustice, or wrong which gives ground for complaint.

Guardian

A person appointed by will or by law to assume responsibility for incompetent adults or minor children. If a parent dies, this will usually be the other parent. If both die, it probably will be a close relative.

Guardianship

Legal right given to a person to be responsible for the food, housing, health care, and other necessities of a person deemed incapable of providing these necessities for himself or herself.

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NO CONVICTION FOR DUI AND DRIVING WHILE LICENSE SUSPENDED CHARGES

The Client was charged with Driving Under the Influence and Driving While License Suspended or Revoked. Even though this Client had several previous criminal traffic related charges, Attorney Anthony Rickman was able avoid a conviction
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Aggravated Stalking and Burglary Charge Dismissed

The Defendant was charged with breaking into his girlfriend’s home and stalking her. The Defendant was not arrested for about 8 years after the incident. The Defense filed a motion to dismiss the charge due
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Battery Charge Dismissed

The Defendant was charged with committing battery on his then girlfriend. It was alleged that the defendant grabbed her took her out of the car and pushed her to the ground. After providing the State
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