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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.

Case Results

State Dropped DUI Charge

The Defendant was charged with DUI after a crash.
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Dollar Tax Fraud Case

The defendant owned a tax preparation service that was accused of filing millions of dollars in fraudulent claims. An agreement was reached through the efforts of counsel which greatly limited the client’s financial exposure, and
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NO CONVICTION FOR POSSESSION OF CANNABIS, POSSESSION OF DRUG PARAPHERNALIA AND NO VALID DRIVER’S LICENSE

The Client was charged with Possession of Cannabis, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia and No Valid Driver’s License in Hillsborough County, Florida. The client was not convicted of on any of the charges.
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