Legal Articles

SR-22

A court document required in cases involving certain traffic violations that demonstrates the financial responsibility of the convicted person.

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Second Named Insured

The second person named on an auto insurance policy and who has the same coverage as the Named Insured.

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Salvage Titles

A type of vehicle title branding which states that a vehicle has been damaged and/or declared a total loss by an insurance company that paid a claim on it. Requirements for salvage titles vary widely from state to state.

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SENTENCE INDETERMINATE

a sentence that is for a non-specified period of time and will state fro not less than and not more than.

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SENTENCE CUMULATIVE

a sentence that is served when another sentence is finished. See consecutive sentences.

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SUGGESTION OF ERROR

a request for another hearing that is based on an assumption that an error was made at the earlier hearing.

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SUPPORT

1. Supply a means of survival and livelihood. 2. The obligation to provide for your family.

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SUMMARY COURT-MARTIAL

a court martial for military personnel for a minor offense.

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SIMULATED JUDGMENT

a judgement that appears to be in good faith but is actually for the purpose to defraud someone.

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SUPERVENING CAUSE

the name that is given to legal action that stops another cause of action from being determined.

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SCHEME TO DEFRAUD

a planned attempt to deceive and cheat and a conspiracy to carry out a fraud.

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SHAM CONVICTION

a situation where the defendant pleads guilty to a minor offense in order to a trial on a major offense.

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STATUTORY ACTION

an action or a suit that is based on a law existing now or on the violation of a particular law.

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SUPPLEMENTAL AFFIDAVIT

an affidavit that is presented in addition to the original and supports your contention further.

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SPECIAL EXCEPTION

a term that is applied to the objection to the way that a cause of action is presented.

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SPECIAL DAMAGES

the term that si given to the extra damages that are awarded to a plaintiff over the loss of his property after considerations of the circumstances.

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SKIPPING BAIL

the term that means to not show in court when you are supposed. Bail money is forfeited.

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SURROUNDING CIRCUMSTANCES

These are the circumstances that are related and may shed light on an issue.

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SUFFICIENT CAUSE

the term for having sufficient reason to remove an official from his job.

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SAME OFFENSE

a doctrine that says that no one should be tried twice for the same offense if he has already been acquitted.. See double jeopardy.

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