Legal Articles

Fender Bender

When two or more vehicles are involved in a low-impact collision with minimal damage.

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Financial Responsibility Laws

The name given to laws requiring motorists to obtain insurance coverage on vehicles driven on state roads.

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FIRST-DEGREE MURDER

This term applies to the d deliberate and premeditated killing that goes with rape, burglary and assault.

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FORMULA INSTRUCTION

the term used when a judge explains a law to the jury so they can consider a case with full knowledge.

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FICTITIOUS NAME

the term given to a false name and an alias.

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FUGITIVE WITNESS

the name given to a person needed to testify in court but has run away and becomes a fugitive from justice.

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FALSE ACTION

This term applies to suit that is brought on a fictitious or pretended right when a plaintiff knows there is no cause for a suit.

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FOSTER PARENT

the term given to an adult who will rear another person’s child.

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FRINGE BENEFITS

This term applies to the extra benefits an employee receives that is in addition to their wages.

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FORWARDS AND BACKWARDS AT SEA

a phrase that means you go from port to port during a voyage at sea.

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FELONIOUS HOMICIDE

This means to murder a person with no excuse or justification. It includes suicide.

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FORM OF THE STATUTE

This term applies to the order or the command that is stated in a law.

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FAILURE OF PROOF

This term means to not provide enough evidence that will sustain and win the law suit.

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FEDERAL RULES OF CRIMINAL PROCEDURE

These are the rules that govern all procedures in the district courts in criminal cases.

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FEDERAL GRAND JURY

A grand jury that hears the matters that violate federal laws.

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FAILURE TO FILE TAXES

the term used when a person does not file an income tax return.

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FEDERAL EMPLOYERS LIABILITY ACT

a federal act imposing liability on the railroads for any injuries related to the jobs.

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FASCIST

This term applies to the person who believes in a totalitarian dictatorship and is an advocate of fascism.

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FAIR ON ITS FACE

a tax deed that transfers the property ownership due to non-payment of taxes.

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FEDERAL RESERVE

an agency of the US federal government that controls supply of money, credit structure and the general economy.

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