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How to Address a Magistrate

How to Address a Magistrate

A magistrate has meant many different things in different countries throughout history. The title comes from ancient Rome, where it denoted one of the highest governmental authorities. In some U.S. States, a magistrate is an independent judge. A United States Federal Magistrate Judge is appointed by......[Read More]
How to Claim Automobile Depreication After an Accident

How to Claim Automobile Depreication After an Accident

Vehicle depreciation, known as "diminution" or "loss of value" in U.S. law, is the difference in value of property value immediately preceding and directly following its damage. In auto liability, the theory of diminution states that the owner of a vehicle should be compensated for the difference i......[Read More]
What Happens at a Motion for Judgment?

What Happens at a Motion for Judgment?

When one party in a court case believes the facts of the case are so clear and conclusive that there's no work for a jury to do, they motion for judgment. This can occur in civil and criminal cases. Judges are very careful about granting such motions because doing so prevents the case from moving to......[Read More]
Florida Laws Regarding Depositions

Florida Laws Regarding Depositions

The Florida Rules of Civil Procedure govern the use of depositions.florida secret image by feisty from Fotolia.comWhile the Florida judicial system prefers that witnesses be examined in court, it allows the use of depositions to prepare for trial in some cases, most often in civil.........[Read More]
Oklahoma State Court Information

Oklahoma State Court Information

The state of Oklahoma strives to provide information about state courts and court cases available on the Internet. This can help attorney and private citizens to remain informed about the way this state conducts trials and enforces laws.......[Read More]
What Are an Associate Justice's Duties?

What Are an Associate Justice's Duties?

Associate Justices are the eight members of the U.S. Supreme Court in addition to the Chief Justice. Associate Justices have specific duties in their roles as members of the highest court in the country.......[Read More]
Sentencing Guidelines for Unlawful Wounding

Sentencing Guidelines for Unlawful Wounding

Unlawful wounding, as set forth in Virginia Code section 18.2-51, is a Class 6 Felony. A judge may impose a penalty according to the sentencing guidelines; however, those guidelines are not mandatory.......[Read More]
How to Enforce an Arbitration Judgment File in Civil Court

How to Enforce an Arbitration Judgment File in Civil Court

You won the arbitration and the dispute is over--or maybe not. Until you collect the award, you still have further work to do. The first step is to simply request payment. If that does not produce the desired result, your only recourse is to go to court. You must have the award confirmed as a court ......[Read More]
How to Find a Court Date in CT

How to Find a Court Date in CT

Court cases of any type--divorce, probate, juvenile or civil--can be long and involved, with multiple filings of papers due, as well as various dates set for case hearings. While an attorney for either the defendant or plaintiff is required to stay on top of dates, individuals involved on the periph......[Read More]
What Is a Felony 5 Charge?

What Is a Felony 5 Charge?

A felony is a serious criminal offense. Felonies are categorized according to the level of severity of the crime. The level of the felony is used to determine the punishment a violator should receive if convicted. Depending on the nature of the crime, a felony charge can be heard in a state or feder......[Read More]
Classification of Felonies in Kentucky

Classification of Felonies in Kentucky

Offenses are classified according to the seriousness of the offense and the severity of the punishment attached to it. Offenses are categorized as infractions, misdemeanors or felonies. Felonies are the most serious category of crime. They may be punished by imprisonment as well as a monetary fine. ......[Read More]
How to Defeat a Motion for Summary Judgment

How to Defeat a Motion for Summary Judgment

A motion for summary judgment is a procedural device that allows the courts to quickly and efficiently dispose of cases that do not need to be tried. Either the plaintiff or defendant can make a motion for summary judgment. To succeed on a motion for summary judgment, the moving party must prove tha......[Read More]
What Is the Meaning of Settlement?

What Is the Meaning of Settlement?

In the context of legal disputes, settlement occurs when opposing parties who are currently involved in a pending civil court case agree to resolve the matter without further recourse to litigation.......[Read More]
Who Has the Authority to Issue a Subpoena in Texas?

Who Has the Authority to Issue a Subpoena in Texas?

Texas allows for private litigants and the government to issue subpoenas for either production of evidence or appearance for testimony at trial. A subpoena can be issued by an administrative agency, a government entity or by private individuals through their attorneys. The subpoena must specify what......[Read More]
How to File a Motion for Child Visitation

How to File a Motion for Child Visitation

When a couple with children splits up, emotions run high, and it is difficult to make decisions that are well grounded in reason (in the best interests of the children). Visitation is one of the issues that will need to be decided, with such considerations as when the visits take place, how often, h......[Read More]
How to Find Out an Offender Court Date in North Carolina

How to Find Out an Offender Court Date in North Carolina

Finding a court date for a North Carolina offender is easy. The North Carolina judiciary website provides access to both district and superior court calendars, and you can examine the calendars up to five days after the court day already has passed. Access is granted to both civil and criminal calen......[Read More]
How to Get a Continuance Court Date in Georgia

How to Get a Continuance Court Date in Georgia

If you have a conflict that prevents you from appearing in a Georgia court on the assigned trial date, you can request for the judge to grant a continuance. If granted, the continuance will postpone the trial date. You can also request a continuance if you feel that you need more time to present you......[Read More]
How to Access Court Records in Montana

How to Access Court Records in Montana

The Montana State Constitution guarantees a person the right to access court records at any time, free of charge, for any reason. Court records include any document or information filed in a court case, such as complaints, petitions and transcripts. Although some records are restricted for privacy r......[Read More]
How to Subpoena the Phone Company

How to Subpoena the Phone Company

A subpoena is a writ issued by a court ordering a person or a representative of a business to appear at a trial. Subpoenaing the phone company to provide phone records in support of a case is a challenging task.......[Read More]
Rhode Island Superior Court Rules of Civil Procedures

Rhode Island Superior Court Rules of Civil Procedures

The Rhode Island General Laws provide the rules of civil procedure for the Rhode Island Superior Court.good fellow jury image by Yuriy Rozanov from Fotolia.comThe Rhode Island Superior Court rules of civil procedure comprise the set of rules and procedures that govern the makeup of the.........[Read More]