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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

Judge Dismisses "To Catch a Predator Case"

Attorney Anthony Rickman, a partner at the Law Firm of Taracks Gomez & Rickman successfully argued a motion to dismiss before a Hillsborough County Florida Judge on Thursday, October 24 that resulted in the dismissal
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Three Felony Charges Dismissed

The Client was originally charged with three Felony counts of escaping from law enforcement custody, resisting officer, and battery on a law enforcement. Defense was able to get the State to agree on a diversion program
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Home Burglary Dropped by the State

The defendant was charged with burglary after he and a friend were seen running from a home that was recently broken into. Based on the facts of the case and the proactive work of Anthony
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