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  • What is arraignment?

    It is the first appearance that a person accused of a criminal charge makes in court. In this appearance, the person faces the charges for the first time. At this time, the accused has an opportunity ...

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  • What is writ of attachment?

    It refers to a court order requiring the debtor's property to be seized and transferred to the creditor as payment of debt....

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  • What is attorney?

    It is another word for a lawyer or counsel....

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  • What is attorney of record?

    It is the lawyer that appeared in a court on behalf of a certain client and signed the pleadings/other documents....

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  • What is bail?

    A bail is a deposit made by an accused as a payment for release from jail. The deposit is not returned to the accused unless the accused returns for a trial....

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  • What is bail bond?

    As sometimes people who are accused of a crime do not have enough funds to pay for a bail, bail bonds can be used as a payment method. The accused would buy the bail bond from a specialized bondsman f...

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  • What is bailiff?

    A bailiff is a court official that maintains court order and security....

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  • What is a pleading?

    It is a formal statement that each party to a litigation makes when filing all the necessary documents. The pleading contains allegations, defences and any other relevant facts that the parties make t...

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  • What is precedent?

    Precedent refers to previous courts' decisions. These decisions often describe what the law is, how it applies in different situations, and are used by judges to adjudicate new cases.Precedents are al...

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  • What is prima facie?

    It is a latin phrase that means "from first view" or "at first sight". It is often used by legal professionals as a word to describe cases and evidence that do not need further support to establish th...

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  • What is bail exoneration?

    It refers to the instance when the court is satisfied that the bail was paid as required for showing up for trial in court. The bail then can be returned back to the accused....

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  • What is bail forfeiture?

    If the accused does not show up for trial, the court may decide to keep the bail deposit and not return it to the accused....

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  • What is bail notice?

    It refers to a formal document issued by the court prompting the accused to pay bail or go the court. Otherwise, the accused may be arrested....

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  • What is bail receipt?

    It is a document that confirms payment of bail. It is normally issued by the court or a detention center and can be used to receive the bail deposit back....

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  • What is bail schedule?

    It is a schedule that shows how much bail needs to be paid for different charges. Different jurisdictions can have different amounts....

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