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  • revenue

    Income received by a public entity (like court filing fees) to offset the cost of providing service(s)....

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  • reverse

    When an appellate court sets aside the decision of a trial court. A reversal is often accompanied by a remand to the lower court for further proceedings....

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  • review and adjustment

    Process in which current financial information is obtained from both parties in a child support case by a IV-D agency and evaluated to decide if a support order needs to be adjusted....

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  • revocation

    The act of voiding or canceling something, usually probation or a driver's license....

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  • sanction

    (1) To concur, confirm, or ratify. (2) A penalty or punishment intended to make someone obey the law....

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  • satisfaction

    Payment of a judgment amount by the losing party....

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  • sealed record

    A record closed by a court to further inspection by anyone unless a there is a court order to permit it. (Compare with confidential record, public record.)...

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  • security deposit

    A deposit or a fee that the landlord requires the tenant to pay at the beginning of the tenancy. The landlord can use the security deposit, for example, if the tenant moves out owing rent or leaves th...

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  • seizure order

    Court order (after motion) allowing a levying officer to levy on personal property in a private home....

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  • self-surrender

    When a person turns him or herself in voluntarily to the jail, police, or the court....

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  • sentence

    A judge's formal pronouncement of the punishment to be given to a person convicted of a crime....

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  • sentencing guidelines

    A set of rules and principles established by the United States Sentencing Commission that trial judges use to determine the sentence of a convicted defendant in a federal court case....

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  • separation date

    The date of separation for divorces or registered domestic partnerships is when one spouse (or both) or one partner (or both) decides that the marriage or partnership is over and takes some actions to...

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  • sequestration

    Members of a sequestered jury are usually housed together in a hotel and are not allowed to contact people outside of the court. Sequestration rarely occurs and is meant for jurors' protection. It is ...

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  • service by publication

    When service of process is done by publishing a notice in a newspaper or by posting on a bulletin board of a courthouse or other public facility after a court determines that other means of service ar...

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