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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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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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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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Aggravated Assault with Deadly Weapon Dismissed

The Defendant was charged with Aggravated Assault with a deadly weapon after his estranged wife claimed that he tried to ram her vehicle with his. After providing sufficient evidence to the State contradicting the wife’s
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