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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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AGGRAVATED BATTERY WITH A DEADLY WEAPON AND CRIMINAL MISCHIEF CHARGES DISMISSED

The Client was arrested for Aggravated Battery with a Deadly Weapon and Criminal Mischief after an incident where the Client was involved in a car accident with the Client’s girlfriend, causing damage to
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JUVENILE FELONY BATTERY CASE DROPPED BY STATE

The Client, a juvenile, was arrested for felony battery after fighting with some other children and allegedly causing injury to another. Attorney Anthony Rickman was able to present evidence to the State showing
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NOLLE PROSSE ON POSSESSION OF DRUG PARAPHERNALIA CHARGE & DUI REDUCED TO RECKLESS DRIVING

The Client was charged with Possession of Drug Paraphernalia and Driving Under the Influence. Attorney Anthony Rickman was able to get the Possession of Drug Paraphernalia charge Nolle Prossed and the DUI reduced to Reckless
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