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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 Reduced to Reckless Driving

The Defendant was charge with DUI after being stopped by an officer. After completing the roadside exercises the Defendant was arrested for DUI. She refused to take a breath test. After months of negotiations the
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TRESPASSING STRUCTURE, DISORDERLY CONDUCT AND RESISTING ARREST WITHOUT VIOLENCE CHARGES DISMISSED

The Client was arrested and charged with Trespassing in an Unoccupied Structure, Disorderly Conduct, and Resisting Arrest Without Violence. Attorney Anthony Rickman was able to get the Client successfully admitted into a Misdemeanor Intervention Program
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DUI AND DRUG CHARGES DISMISSED

The Client was arrested for DUI and Possession of a Controlled Substance, a third-degree felony, after being pulled over for speeding after returning home from a restaurant. The Client was searched by police
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