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Fine Defined and Explained

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A fine can be a payment of money demanded of a person convicted of a crime or a misdemeanor; the fine is imposed by a court as punishment. read more

Fieri Facias Defined and Explained

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The foundation of this writ is a judgment for debt or damages, and the party who has recovered such a judgment is generally entitled to it. read more

Challenge Defined

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A challenge can be an exception or objection to a juror, or a call by one person upon another to a single combat, which is said to be a challenge to fight. read more

Certiorari Defined

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Certiorari is a method most cases make their way to be heard by the U.S. Supreme Court since it has specific jurisdiction over a very limited range of disputes. read more

Cause Defined

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Cause signifies the delivery of the thing, or the accomplishment of the act which is the object of a convention. read more

Capias Defined

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Capias is the signification of which is 'that you take,' is applicable to many heads of practice. read more

Brief: Everything You Need to Know

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A written argument furnished to the court which sets forth the pertinent facts of the case or motion being tried or heard and the laws applicable to it. read more

Brady Act: Everything You Need to Know

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The Brady Act imposes a waiting period of up to five days for the purchase of a handgun, and subjects purchasers to a background check during that period. read more

Bill: Everything You Need to Know

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A bill is a proposed law presented for approval to a legislative body. read more

Battery: Everything You Need to Know

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Harmful or offensive contact with the person or another or with something closely appurtenant thereto, caused by an act intended to result in such contact. read more