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Habeas corpus

The name of a writ having for its object to bring a person before a court.

Headnote

A brief summary of a legal rule or significant facts in a case, which along with other headnotes, precedes the printed opinion in reports.

Hearing

A formal proceeding (generally less formal than a trial) with definite issues of law or of fact to be heard. Hearings are used extensively by legislative and administrative agencies.

Hearsay

Statements by a witness who did not see or hear the incident in question but heard about it from someone else. Hearsay is usually not admissible as evidence in court.

Hostile witness

A witness whose testimony is not favorable to the party who calls him or her as a witness. A hostile witness may be asked leading questions and may be cross-examined by the party who calls him or her to the stand.

Hung jury

A jury whose members cannot agree upon a verdict.

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FELONY POSSESSION OF CANNABIS AND POSSESSION OF CANNABIS SATIVA RESIN CHARGE DISMISSED

The Client was stopped by a police officer while with her friends at a park and accused of smoking marijuana. The Client and some of her friends were charged with Felony Possession of Cannabis and
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BATTERY AND CRIMINAL MISCHIEF CHARGES DISMISSED

The Client was arrested for Battery and Criminal Mischief after allegedly having an altercation with a friend and damaging a stovetop during the altercation. Attorney Anthony Rickman provided evidence that the alleged victim
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POSSESSION OF DRUG PARAPHERNALIA AND POSSESSION OF CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE CHARGES DISMISSED

The Client and the Client’s spouse were arrested for Possession of Drug Paraphernalia and Possession of a Controlled Substance after being stopped by law enforcement in Ybor City for allegedly possessing a pipe
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