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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

Pinellas County DUI Dropped

The Client was stopped for suspicion of a DUI. After performing poorly on a field sobriety test, he was arrested for DUI. The Defense was successfully able to make an argument since he had refused
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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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Domestic Battery Charge Dropped

The Defendant was accused of hitting his wife, and the case was set for trial. The Defense was able to get the State to drop the charges the morning of trial after it was shown
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