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Nuisance


An action that interferes with the use of property by being irritating, offensive, obstructive or dangerous. 
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Subsequent Offender


A defendant who, because of prior conviction, is subject to additional or mandatory statutory punishment for the offense charged.
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Restitution


The act of making good or giving equivalent of any loss, damage, or injury.
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Indigent


A person who is unable to afford the expense of a private counsel, payment of fines, and other related costs.
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Hearsay


Evidence offered by a witness based on what others have said.
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Wrongful Detainer


(formerly known as Forcible Entry and Detainer) A proceeding for regaining possession from someone who has wrongfully taken or refused to surrender possession of property.
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Wrongful Death


A lawsuit brought by a decedent’s survivors for their damages resulting from a tortuous injury that caused the decedent’s death. 
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Writ of Habeas Corpus


A court order compelling a Warden/Sheriff to bring a prisoner before a court at a specific date and time, most frequently to determine whether the prisoner is being held lawfully.   
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Writ of Garnishment of Wages


An order of court commanding that a portion of the defendant’s wages are deducted regularly and paid to the plaintiff to satisfy a judgment.
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