Share and Learn Nov 2023

Legal Words:

1.Bail Bondsperson: A person who lends money to a defendant to pay for bail.
2.Court Services Officer: A person who assists the judge and oversees cases as they go through the court.
3.Disposition: The manner in which a case is settled or resolved.
4.Eminent Domain: The legal process by which private property is taken for public use without the consent of the owner.
5.Felony: Any criminal offense for which a person may be sentenced to a term of imprisonment of more than one year.
6.Lockout: Illegally forcing a tenant out of the rented property, usually by changing the locks on the doors.
7.Movant: The person who filed the motion, or request, to the court.
8.Wage Execution: The process of deducting money from wages to pay a judgment. Also called a garnishment or attachment.
9.Subpoena: A command to appear in court to testify as a witness.
10.Incarceration: Confinement to a state correctional institute or prison.

Legal Maxim

1.De minimis: About minimal things.
2.Doli incapax: Incapable of crime. 
3.Functus officio: No longer having power or jurisdiction.
4.Furiosis nulla voluntas est: A madman has no will.
5.In prompt: In readiness.
6.Jus cogens or ius cogens: Compelling law.
7.Nemo bis punitur pro eodem delicto: Nobody can be twice punished for the same offense.
8.Persona non grata: A person who is unacceptable or unwelcome.
9.Per incuriam: Because of lack of care.
10.Res ipsa loquitor: The thing speaks for itself.
11.Ubi jus ibi remedium: Where there is a right, there is a remedy.

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