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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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FELONY DRUG CHARGE DROPPED, DUI REDUCED TO RECKLESS DRIVING AND NO CONVICTIONS FOR ADDITIONAL DRUG CHARGES IN PINELLAS COUNTY

The Client was arrested and charged with three felonies: Possession of Alprazolam, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia and Possession of Marijuana as well as Driving Under the Influence in Pinellas County. Attorney Anthony Rickman
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BATTERY INVESTIGATION CLOSED PRIOR TO ANY ARREST OR CHARGES FILED

The Client was being investigated for Battery after greeting a friend at a Super Cuts and the friend alleged that the Client touched him inappropriately. The Rickman Law Firm immediately contacted investigators and the State
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MISDEMEANOR AND FELONY CHARGES IN HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY DISMISSED

The Client was stopped by a police officer while with her friends at a park and accused of smoking marijuana. The Client and some of her friends were then charged with Felony Possession of Cannabis
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