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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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Judge Dissolves Domestic Violence Injunction

The permanent injunction was placed against the defendant over 12 years ago. Through argument the Defense was able to show the Judge reliable reasoning of why this Injunction should remain in effect and that there
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LEAVING THE SCENE WITHOUT GIVING INFORMATION CHARGE NOLLE PROSSED

The Client was involved in a minor traffic accident and after a misunderstanding where the other individual involved in the accident claimed the Client did not provide all insurance information; the Client was arrested for
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NO CONVICTION FOR AGGRAVATED ASSAULT, OBSTRUCTING OR RESISTING OFFICER WITHOUT VIOLENCE AND BATTERY CHARGES

The Client was arrested and charged with Aggravated Assault, Obstructing or Resisting Officer without Violence and Battery after allegedly being involved in a road rage incident and pointing a gun at the other driver. Even
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