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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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Triple Seal


Exemplified copy; a term referring to a certification of a court document’s authenticity by signature of the clerk and seal of the court and certification by a judge of the court as to the authenticity of the clerk’s signature and seal; used to permit admission of the court document in a proceeding in another state under the full faith and credit p [..]
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bench


The body of judges composing a court.
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hearsay


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


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


Process issued by the court itself, or “from the bench,” for the attachment or arrest of a person.
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A ABA Plea


A guilty plea based on an agreement patterned on standards recommended by the American Bar Association (ABA); the defendant and the State present to the court, on the record, an agreement that incorporates a specific sentence bound by the terms relating to sentence and disposition.
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