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STATUTE SPECIAL

the name that is given to a personal or a special statute. See statute, personal.

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SEARCH UNLAWFUL

a search that is conducted without legal authority and violates a person’s constitutional rights.

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SHOCK PHYSICAL

the term that is applied to a sudden and severe injury like a blow to the head or a crushing injury to an arm or leg.

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SUPPLEMENTAL ANSWER

an additional answer that is given to alter, add to or to delete answers that have already been given.

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SPECIAL DEMURRER

an objection to a defendant’s pleading that is aimed at a defect in his defence.

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SECONDARY EVIDENCE

the evidence that is not the best evidence there is but it will be admitted to court if there is no primary evidence.

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SICK BENEFITS

money that is paid to an employee while he is away from work due to an illness.

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SPEED REGULATIONS

These are the various regulations in each state that relate to the speeds allowed for vehicles on the roads.

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SKILL REASONABLE

the term that is used for the knowledge and ability that is possessed by an average and competent person.

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SPLITTING FEES

a term where 2 or more attorneys will divide the fees.

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SUBJECT MATTER

the name that is given to the matter that is in dispute.

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STEPMOTHER

the term that is given to the wife of a husband who already had children.

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SHIFTING THE BURDEN OF PROOF

This occurs when the transfer of the burden of proof is from one side of the court to the other and can happen when a defendant makes a convincing denial of all charges against him.

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SEALED AND DELIVERED

a phrase that is found at the end of an agreement or contract just above where the parties will sign it and it is witnessed by others.

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SECOND-DEGREE MURDER

the term for a homicide that is not associated with malice or any premeditation but is still from a result of causing harm. It is a more serious crime than manslaughter.

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STATUTORY INTERPLEADER

called the remedy of the interpleader that is provided by an existing statute. See interpleader.

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SOBER

1. Not being under the influence of an intoxicating beverage. 2. The opposite of drunk. 3. A person who is sensible and sedate.

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SPECIAL JURISDICTION

a court that has the power to handle certain cases that are specified by law and is called a court of special jurisdiction.

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STICK UP

a slang phrase that describes a robbery or a hold up.

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SETTLED INSANITY

term that is legal term and not medical term for a recurrent or a habitual mental illness.

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