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Attorney & Law Vocabulary
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The process of giving sworn evidence
The summoning of a witness by the court
A written statement confirmed by oath or affirmation, for use as evidence in court.
A written question that is posed to one party by another that must be answered
The calling of a person to a court to answer a criminal charge.
One of the pre-trial stages of a criminal case that happens after the filing of charges where the court determines if it is more likely than not that the defendant committed the alleged crime.
Probable Cause Hearing
The hearing where an offender is given their sentence by a judge
An arrangement between a prosecutor and defendant whereby the defendant pleads guilty to a lesser charge in expectation of leniency.
A document issued by a legal or government official authorizing the police or some other body to make an arrest, search premises, or carry out some other action relating to the administration of justice.
the procedure by which a party to a lawsuit gives an appropriate notice of initial legal action to another party (such as a defendant), court, or administrative body in an effort to exercise jurisdiction over that person so as to enable that person to respond to the proceeding before the court.
Service of Process/Being Served
: A trust is an arrangement in which one person holds the property of another for the benefit of a third party.
A person the court appoints to investigate what solutions would be in the best interests of a child.
Guardian ad Litem
Primarily for real estate law, the final step in executing a real estate transaction
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