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A document informing a defendant that a legal action has been commenced against him or her and that the defendant must appear in court on a certain date to answer the plaintiff's complaint. The document is delivered by a sheriff or any other person so authorized.
A permanent collection of buildings and inhabitants.
A collection of related data stored on a lasting medium, such as a hard disk
to hold or keep
to answer back; to talk again
A government body that brings a charge against a defendant who is accused of breaking one of its laws
An act against the law
a state's written criminal laws
to grant a prisoner an early release from prison, with certain restrictions
punishment that judges must impose according to what the law directs
a hearing in which a suspect is charged and pleads guilty or not guilty
the statement or dedarationof a witness under oath or affronation, usrally in court.
to question a witness called by the opposing side
release from blame
the situation in which a jury cannot reach a unanimous decision
type I diabetes mellitus
A young person in trouble with the law
to return to normal life