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Vacate

To set aside.

Venire

A writ summoning persons to court to act as jurors. (See venire facias in Foreign Words Glossary.)

Venue

Authority of a court to hear a matter based on geographical location.

Verdict

A conclusion, as to fact or law, that forms the basis for the court’s judgment. (See directed verdict.)

Visa

An official endorsement on a document or passport denoting that the bearer may proceed.

Void

Invalid; a void agreement is one for which there is no remedy.

Voidable

Capable of being declared invalid; a voidable contract is one where a person may avoid his obligation, as a contract between an adult and a minor.

Voir dire

The preliminary examination made in court of a witness or juror to determine his competency or interest in a matter. Literally, to speak the truth.

Voluntary bankruptcy

A proceeding by which a debtor voluntarily asks for a discharge of his debts under the Bankruptcy Code.

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The Defendant was charged with a DUI, which the Defense was able to get dropped to a reckless driving.
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CHARGES NOT FILED FOR ARREST OF FELONY DOMESTIC BATTERY BY STRANGULATION AND CHILD ABUSE

The Client was arrested for Domestic Battery by Strangulation and Child Abuse. By working with the State, Attorney Anthony Rickman was able to convince the State to not file charges against the Client and the
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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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