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Waiver

Intentionally given up a right.

Waiver of immunity

A means authorized by statute by which a witness, before testifying or producing evidence, may relinquish the right to refuse to testify against himself or herself, thereby making it possible for his or her testimony to be used against him or her in future proceedings.

Warrant

Most commonly, a court order authorizing law enforcement officers to make an arrest or conduct a search. An application seeking a warrant must be accompanied by an affidavit which establishes probable cause by detailing the facts upon which the request is based.

Warranty

A promise that a proposition of fact is true.

Warranty deed

A deed which guarantees that the title conveyed is good and its transfer rightful.

Water rights

The right to use water.

Will

A legal declaration that disposes of a person’s property when that person dies.

Withholding

A tax deducted from a salary, wage, or other income on behalf of the government at the time of payment of wages to the person who pays it.

With prejudice

A declaration which dismisses all rights. A judgment barring the right to bring or maintain an action on the same claim or cause.

Without prejudice

A declaration that no rights or privileges of the party concerned are waived or lost. In a dismissal these words maintain the right to bring a subsequent suit on the same claim.

Witness

One who personally sees or perceives a thing; one who testifies as to what he has seen, heard, or otherwise observed.

Worker’s compensation

A state agency which handles claims of workers injured on their jobs.

Writ

A judicial order directing a person to do something.

Writ of certiorari

An order issued by the Supreme Court directing the lower court to transmit records for a case for which it will hear on appeal. (See certiorari in Foreign Words Glossary.)

Writ of execution

An order of the court evidencing debt of one party to another and commanding the court officer to take property in satisfaction of the debt.

Writ of garnishment

An order of the court whereby property, money, or credits int he possession of another person may be seized and applied to pay a debtor’s debt. It is used as an incident to or auxiliary of a judgment rendered in a principal action.

Case Results

Two Felony Charges & Four Misdemeanors Dropped

The Client was originally charged with three Felony counts of Fleeing and Attempting to Elude a Police Officer, Battery on a Leo, and Possession of a Controlled Substance. Along side the three felony counts, he was
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Possession of Controlled Substance Charge Dropped

After a traffic stop, the Defendant was searched and a controlled substance was found in her vehicle. After showing the State that the Defendant had a prescription for the substance, the State agreed to drop
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Mandatory Prison charges reduced to minimum Probation time – Adjudication Withheld on all Six Felonies & Three Misdemeanors

After the Client was originally arrested for Robbery charges, while out on bond he got rearrested with new charges. The Client was charged with a total of six Felony counts of Uttering a Forged Instrument (two counts), Grand
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