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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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DUI CHARGE REDUCED TO RECKLESS DRIVING AND NO CHARGES FILED FOR POSSESSION OF A CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE WITHOUT A PRESCRIPTION ARREST

The Client was arrested for Driving Under the Influence and Possession of a Controlled Substance without a Prescription after reports of shots being fired from the Client’s vehicle were made to the local police department.
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DOMESTIC BATTERY CHARGE DISMISSED

The Client was charged with Domestic Battery. The alleged victim did not wish that the Client be prosecuted however the state proceeded with charging the client after his arrest. Attorney Rickman was able to convince
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CLIENT FACING UP TO 15 YEARS PRISON TIME FOR VIOLATION OF PROBATION RECEIVES PROBATION

The Client was arrested for Violating Probation for three existing cases and picked up a new charge where he faced up to 15 years in prison. Attorney Anthony Rickman was able to get the Client
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