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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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BATTERY CHARGE DISMISSED

The Client was arrested for Battery. Attorney Anthony Rickman convinced the State to dismiss the charge within days of the Client’s arrest.
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NO DUI CHARGES FILED AGAINST CLIENT INVOLVED IN CAR ACCIDENT

The Client was involved in a car accident and was being investigated for possible DUI in Hillsborough County. As a result of the serious accident the client was transported to the hospital and cited for
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CHARGES NOT FILED FOR ARREST OF FELONY DOMESTIC BATTERY BY STRANGULATION AND CHILD ABUSE

The Client was arrested for Domestic Battery by Strangulation and Child Abuse. By working with the State, Attorney Anthony Rickman was able to convince the State to not file charges against the Client and the
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