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Naturalization

Process by which a person acquires nationality after birth and becomes entitled to privileges of citizenship.

Negligence

Failure to use care which a reasonable and prudent person would use under similar circumstances.

Negotiation

The process of submission and consideration of offers until an acceptable offer is made and accepted.

Next friend

One acting without formal appointment as guardian for the benefit of an infant, a person of unsound mind not judicially declared incompetent, or other person under some disability.

No-contest Clause

Language in a will that provides that a person who makes a legal challenge to the will’s validity will be disinherited.

No-fault Proceedings

A civil case in which parties may resolve their dispute without a formal finding of error or fault.

Noise Control Act

An act which gives government agencies the right to promulgate standards and regulations relating to abatement of noise emissions, i.e., requirement that autos and like vehicles must have mufflers.

Nonfeasance

Nonperformance of an act which should be performed; omission to perform a required duty or total neglect of duty.

Nonjury trial

Trial before the court but without a jury.

Notary Public

A public officer whose function it is to administer oaths, to attest and certify documents, and to take acknowledgments.

Notice

Formal notification to the party that has been sued in a civil case of the fact that the lawsuit has been filed. Also, any form of notification of a legal proceeding.

Notice to creditors

A notice given by the bankruptcy court to all creditors of a meeting of creditors.

Nuncupative will,

An oral (unwritten) will.

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GRAND THEFT CHARGE ADMINISTRATIVELY DISMISSED

The Client was arrested for Grand Theft after surveillance footage showed the Client removing a container of bracelets from a popular establishment in Tampa. As each bracelet had a retail value of $45,
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Drug Charges Dropped

The client was charged with three counts of possession of a controlled substance. After providing the State with mitigation and defense evidence the State dropped all of the charges.
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FELONY BATTERY CHARGE DISMISSED UPON COMPLETION OF DIVERSON PROGRAM

The Client was arrested for Felony Battery after an altercation that occurred outside a bar in South Tampa. Attorney Anthony Rickman convinced the State to allow the client to enter into a Pretrial Intervention Program
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