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nuisance


Offensive, annoying, unpleasant or obnoxious thing or practice that interferes with use or enjoyment of a property.
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booking


Process of photographing, fingerprinting and recording identifying data of a suspect following arrest.
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hearsay


Evidence not known to a witness personally, but which was relayed to witness by a third party, i.e., secondhand information. Generally inadmissible in court, although exceptions exist under which it can be admitted.
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indigent


Poor person. An individual who can demonstrate his/her indigence to the court may be assigned a court-appointed attorney or may not have to pay filing fees and court costs.
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leave of court


Permission received from a court to take a nonroutine action.
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Recusation


Plea by which defendant requests that judge hearing his/her trial excuse him/herself from case.
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restitution


Return of something to its rightful owner. Also, giving the equivalent for any loss, damage or injury.
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waiver of immunity


Means by which witness relinquishes the right against self-incrimination, thereby making it possible for his/her testimony to be used against him/her in future proceedings.
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abatement of action


A suit that has been quashed and ended.
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abeyance


Incomplete or undetermined state of affairs.
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