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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.

Case Results

DUI CHARGE REDUCED TO RECKLESS DRIVING

The Client was arrested and charged with Driving Under the Influence when he almost collided with a law enforcement patrol vehicle while driving on the interstate. Although the Client performed poorly on his field sobriety
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NO CONVICTION FOR STALKING CHARGE IN ORANGE COUNTY

The client was charged with Stalking in Orange County, FL, for repeated texts to the alleged victim after the couple ended their relationship. The alleged victim filed an injunction which was successfully dismissed and the
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DUI CHARGE REDUCED TO RECKLESS DRIVING

The Client was charged with Driving Under the Influence. Attorney Anthony Rickman was able to get the DUI charge reduced to Reckless Driving.
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