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  • home detention

    When an electronic device is put on a prisoner's body to keep track of where the prisoner goes in the community and what the prisoner does. Used instead of a jail sentence. (See also electronic survei...

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  • honor camp

    A rehabilitation ("rehab") program run by the probation department that accepts people that are low risk or that are nonhabitual offenders....

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  • IEP

    Stands for "individualized education program." An IEP is designed to meet the exceptional educational needs of public school students that are eligible for special education services....

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  • illegal parking

    Violation of any state or local parking regulation....

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  • immunity

    A right to be excepted from duty or penalty. (See also privilege.)...

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  • impeachment

    (1) The process of calling a witness's testimony into question. For example, if an attorney can show that a witness may have made up parts of his or her testimony, the witness is said to be "impeached...

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  • implied warranty of habitability

    A legal rule that requires landlords to keep their rental units fit for people to live in. A rental unit must comply with important building and housing code standards that affect tenants' health and ...

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  • impound

    To seize and hold in the custody of the law; generally used to refer to objects or animals, not people....

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  • inactive case

    A pending case that has been filed, but for some reason can't be processed by the court....

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  • in camera

    A hearing held in the judge's chambers or in a court with all spectators (including the jury) excluded. From the Latin for "in chamber."...

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  • incarcerate

    To put in jail....

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  • income

    Any form of periodic payment to a person, regardless of source, including wages, salaries, commissions, bonuses, workers' compensation, disability, pension or retirement program payments, and interest...

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  • income withholding

    When automatic deductions are made from wages or income to pay a debt like child support. Income withholding is often part of a child support order. It can be voluntary or involuntary. (See also direc...

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  • incriminate

    To hold yourself or another person responsible for criminal actions....

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  • indemnity

    An obligation to provide compensation (usually money) for a loss, injury, or damage....

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