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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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CHILD ABUSE INVESTIGATION CLOSED WITHOUT ANY ARREST OR CHARGES MADE BY THE STATE

The Client was contacted by law enforcement and Child Protective Services for allegations of Child Abuse. The Client contacted the Rickman Law Firm and the firm immediately contacted the detective working up the investigation to
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INVESTIGATION FOR AGGRAVATED ASSAULT WITH A DEADLY WEAPON CLOSED PRIOR TO ANY ARREST OR CHARGES MADE BY THE STATE

The Client was accused of aggravated assault with a Firearm. It was alleged that during a traffic altercation (road rage incident) the Client pointed a firearm at another driver. As a result of the allegation,
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Carrying Concealed Firearm Charge Dropped

The Defendant was stopped for illegal window tint. A search of the vehicle yielded a loaded firearm. After contesting the stop of the vehicle as well as the fact that the Defendant had no knowledge
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