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Glossary of Legal Terms
The number of cases a judge handles.
|Cause of Action||
A legal claim.
A procedure for removing a case from a lower court to a higher court for review.
|Change of Venue||
Moving a case from one court, or location, to another.
All law that is not criminal law.
There are five classifications of felonies and three classifications of misdemeanors. With
A collection of laws promulgated by legislative authority.
A system of jurisprudence based on precedent rather than statutory laws.
Change of punishment from a greater to a lesser degree or ending a sentence that has been partially served.
The body or material substance upon which crime has been committed; e.g., the