An Assistant State's Attorney is a lawyer that is employed by the Office of the State's Attorney whose duty is to prosecute cases. Another word for that position is a proecutor.
The function of the Assistant State's Attorney is to review the charges that are brought to their office, collect evidence and to present evidence in court.
The general function of an Assistant States Attorney is to proecute cases but they can also perform in an investigatie function. The position prepares lawyers for trial lawyer positions in private practice.
Federal public defender organization As provided for in the Criminal Justice Act, an organization established within a federal judicial circuit to represent criminal defendants who cannot afford an adequate defense. Each organization is supervised by a federal public defender appointed by the court of appeals for the circuit.
Opinion - A judge's written explanation of a decision of the court or of a majority of judges. A dissenting opinion disagrees with the majority opinion because of the reasoning and/or the principles of law on which the decision is based. A concurring opinion agrees with the decision of the court but offers further comment
Leniency - Recommendation for a sentence less than the maximum allowed
Official reports - The publication of cumulated court decisions of state or federal courts in advance sheets and bound volumes as provided by statutory authority
On a person's own recognizance - Release of a person from custody without the payment of any bail or posting of bond, upon the promise to return to court
Exemptions, exempt property which refers to certain property owned by an individual debtor that the Bankruptcy Code or applicable state law permits the debtor to keep from unsecured creditors. For example, in some states the debtor may be able to exempt all or a portion of the equity in the debtor's primary residence homestead exemption , or some or all tools of the trade used by the debtor to make a living i.e., auto tools for an auto mechanic or dental tools for a dentist . The availability and amount of property the debtor may exempt depends on the lolcation the debtor lives in.
Ex parte A proceeding brought before a court by one party only, without notice to or challenge by the other side.
Face sheet filing A bankruptcy case filed either without schedules or with incomplete schedules listing few creditors and debts. Face sheet filings are often made for the purpose of delaying an eviction or foreclosure.
Family farmer An individual, individual and spouse, corporation, or partnership engaged in a farming operation that meets certain debt limits and other statutory criteria for filing a petition under Chapter 12.
Federal public defender An attorney employed by the federal courts on a full-time basis to provide legal defense to defendants who are unable to afford counsel. The judiciary administers the federal defender program pursuant to the Criminal Justice Act.
Oral argument - Presentation of a case before a court by spoken argument; usually with respect to a presentation of a case to an appellate court where a time limit might be set for oral argument
Order - A mandate, command, or direction authoritatively given. Direction of a court or judge made in writing.
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