DEFINITION OF LEGAL TERMS
Appeals: a proceeding in which a case is brought before a higher court for review of a lower court's judgment for the purpose of convincing the higher court that the lower court's judgment was incorrect
Consultation: a meeting or conference with an attorney for discussion of a particular issue.
Felonies: an offense, as murder or burglary, of graver character than those called misdemeanors, especially those commonly punished in the U.S. by imprisonment for more than a year.
Injunctions: An injunction is available as a remedy for harm for which there is no
adequate remedy at law. Thus it is used to prevent a future harmful
action rather than to compensate for an injury that has already
occurred, or to provide relief from harm for which an award of money
damages is not a satisfactory solution or for which a monetary value is
impossible to calculate. A defendant who violates an injunction is
subject to penalty for contempt.
Misdemeanors: a crime that carries a less severe punishment than a felony . A crime punishable by a fine and by a term of imprisonment not to be served in a penitentiary and not to exceed one year.
Probation: the suspension of all or part of a sentence and its replacement by
freedom subject to specific conditions and the supervision of a
Representation: the act or action by a lawyer of providing legal advice to a client and appearing (as in court) to speak and act on the client's behalf.
- the examination before a judicial tribunal of the facts put in issue in a cause, often including issues of law as well as those of fact.
- the determination of a person's guilt or innocence by due process of law.