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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 Dropped to Reckless Driving

Hillsborough County 4535-XEP
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FELONY POSSESSION CHARGES DROPPED

The Client was originally charged with Felony Possession of Cannabis and Felony Possession of Marijuana. The State reduced the felony charges to Misdemeanor charges and eventually the State dropped all charges.
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Judge Throws Out Drug Charge

The Officer stopped the Defendant for driving in a suspicious manner. The Defense filed a motion to dismiss alleging that the officer did not have sufficient justification to stop the car. The Judge and State
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