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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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Hillsborough County DUI Dropped

The Defendant was charged with DUI after his vehicle was stopped for erratic driving. When Officers approached the Defendant had a medical issue that resulted in him being transported to the hospital. At the hospital,
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INVESTIGATION FOR SEXUAL BATTERY OF MINOR UNDER 12 CLOSED PRIOR TO ANY ARREST OR CHARGES MADE BY THE STATE

The Client was accused of Sexual Battery of a Minor, with the alleged victim under the age of 12. As a result of the allegation, a criminal investigation was opened against the Client. Attorney Anthony
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SALE OF ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGE TO MINOR CHARGE DISMISSED UPON COMPLETION OF DIVERSON PROGRAM

The Client was arrested in Pasco County for Sale of Alcoholic Beverage to a Minor when the Client mistakenly sold an alcoholic beverage to an undercover police officer while working as a bartender. The Rickman
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