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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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FELONY GRAND THEFT CHARGE REDUCED TO MISDEMEANOR PETIT THEFT

The Client was arrested for Grand Theft after allegedly stealing funds from WAWA while the Client was employed with the company. Although the Client had a prior criminal history, Attorney Anthony Rickman negotiated
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GRAND THEFT AND BURGLARY CHARGES DISMISSED

The Client was charged with Grand Theft and Burglary, both of which are third degree felonies. After completing a pre- trial diversion program all charges against the client were dismissed.
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WELFARE FRAUD CHARGE ADMINSTRATIVELY DISMISSED BY STATE

The Client was arrested and charged with Welfare Fraud, a third-degree felony with a possible prison sentence of five years. The Rickman Law Firm was able to present evidence to the State showing
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