a provision in the US Constitution where a witness is not forced to give testimony against himself.
the failure of a plaintiff to pursue the charges that will result in his case being dropped.
the name of a will that needs certain conditions to be met for other events to occur.
the intention to give up a right, benefit or a privilege by conduct that a waiver will be given.
the act of confining a person to a mental institution without doing it lawfully. False imprisonment.
a Latin term for a writ asking for a verdict to be set aside due to errors of fact.
the name of the legal action that is taken to determine if a will is legitimate and able to be probated. See probate.
a will made and signed by 2 people that serves them both.
a court order from the court of appeals to the judge who tried a case in lower court to give the records of the case to the appeals court.
a term that applies to the intentional giving up of a known right.
failing to give evidence that needs to be given or not disclosing some piece of information when asked to do so.
a way to postpone a case by removing one of the jurors.
this is a witness who didn’t want to come to court to testify but got a summons to do so.
an order from a court to a marshal that directs him to take possession of property from a person or company who has been declared bankrupt.
the giving up intentionally by a debtor his right to exempt property from claims of a creditor.
This are the laws that give rise to the actions for defaults, negligence and wrongs that can cause death.
the term applied to an active mining claim.
a term to give testimony willingly without needing to be forced.
the order that allows a death sentence to be carried out.
the interception of a communication that uses a device to tap into a telephone line.
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