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On or after October 1, , any person preparing or filing a document for recordation in the Official Records may not include a social security number in such document, unless required by law. Any person has a right to request a county recorder to remove, from an image or copy of an official record placed on a county recorder's publicly available Internet website or on a publicly available Internet website used by a county recorder to display public records or otherwise made electronically available to the general public, any social security number contained in an official record.
Such request must be made in writing and delivered by mail, facsimile, or electronic transmission, or delivered in person, to the county recorder. The request must specify the identification page number that contains the social security number to be redacted. A fee may not be charged for the redaction of a social security number pursuant to such a request.
Any person has a right to request that the Clerk of the Circuit Court remove from an image or copy of a court document a social security number or complete bank account, debit, charge, or credit card number contained in a court document. Such request must be made in writing and delivered by mail, facsimile, electronic transmission, or in person to the Clerk of the Circuit Court. The request must specify the case number, the title of the document, and the identification page number of the document which contains the number to be redacted.
A fee will not be charged for the redaction of a social security number or a complete bank account, debit, charge, or credit card number pursuant to such a request. Under Florida law, e-mail addresses are public records. If you do not want your e-mail address released in response to a public-records request, do not send electronic mail to this entity. Instead, contact this office by phone or in writing. The website provides several online services that are fast, convenient and secure.
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Make Court Case Payments. The act of taking exception to some statement or procedure in trial for the purpose of calling the court's attention to improper evidence or procedure. Such objection, if overruled by the trial judge, serves as the basis for seeking reversal of the judgment on appeal. A phrase applied to counsel employed to assist in the preparation or management of a case , or its presentation on appeal , but who is not the principal attorney of record. Either a court which has been formally convened and declared open for the transaction of its proper judicial business, or a court which is freely open to spectators.
Outline or summary of nature of case and of anticipated proof presented by counsel to jury at the start of trial. Testimony as to what the witness thinks, believes or infers regarding a fact in dispute, as distinguished from personal knowledge of the facts. Opinion evidence usually is not admissible except in the case of experts. Action by an executive governor which relieves one from further punishment for a criminal offense and restores rights and privileges lost as a result of the offense.
Oral or verbal evidence ; the ordinary kind of evidence given by witnesses in court. Under this rule, when parties put an agreement in writing, all previous oral agreements merge with the writing, and a contract as written cannot be modified by parol evidence , in the absence of a mistake or fraud in the preparation of the writing.
A conditional release, usually under supervision of a parole officer, of a prisoner who has served part of the term for which he was sentenced. The parole may be revoked for failure to observe the conditions provided in the parole order. The persons who are actively concerned in the prosecution or defense of a legal proceeding. The challenge which the prosecution or defense or plaintiff or defendant in civil cases may use to reject a prospective juror without giving any reason.
Each party is entitled to a certain number of peremptory challenges according to statute. Can be used in New Mexico to challenge a judge. See NMRA The giving, willfully and knowingly, of false testimony to the court, either orally or in written form, such as in an affidavit by one under oath.
A kind of bail, consisting of a written promise to appear in court when required, without the posting of cash or other security. A formal written application to a court requesting judicial action on a certain matter.
A person who makes a written request that the court take a particular action. In criminal law, any of four formal answers an accused may give to a criminal accusation. The four pleas are: 1 "not guilty," which is a complete denial of guilt; 2 "not guilty by reason of insanity," which pleads the defense of criminal insanity and may be joined with a plea of not guilty; 3 nolo contendere ; and 4 "guilty," which is a complete admission of guilt. In criminal law, pre-trial negotiations between the defense and the prosecution, with a view to obtaining a disposition of the case without trial.
Under such agreement the accused may be permitted to plead guilty to a lesser offense, or plead guilty to one or more charges but have others dismissed or the prosecuting attorney may agree to recommend a particular sentence. The terms of a negotiated plea must be stated in the open court and it will be effective only if approved by the trial judge.
The process by which the parties in a suit alternately present written statements of their contentions until the controverted issues are set out for trial. A practice whereby the jurors are asked individually whether they agreed to and still join in the verdict. An original writ commanding the defendant to do the thing required.
Also, an order addressed to the clerk of a court, requesting the issuance of a particular writ. The request in a pleading which states what action or relief is sought. Synonymous with "reversible error. Synonymous with "preliminary examination;" the hearing, held by an associate circuit judge or a magistrate in federal courts to determine whether a person charged with a crime should be held for trial.
Greater weight of evidence , or evidence which is sufficient to create in the mind of the court or jury the belief that the party has established its case. An informal statement in writing by a grand jury to the court that a public offense has been committed, from its own knowledge or observation, without any bill of indictment being voted. A presumption of fact, usually rebuttable, resulting from a rule of law which requires such fact to be assumed from another fact or group of facts found or otherwise established in the action.
The principle that every accused is presumed innocent until proven guilty and that the state has the burden of proving every element of the crime charged beyond a reasonable doubt.
A rule of law that courts and judges shall draw a particular inference from a particular fact, or from particular evidence. Literally, "on its face. Allowing a person convicted of a criminal offense to remain in the community rather than being incarcerated, so long as the person maintains good behavior, meets any special conditions imposed by the court, etc.
Usually, a person placed on probation is under the supervision of a probation officer. The methods and procedures of carrying on a lawsuit, of enforcing one's rights in judicial proceedings. Any hearing or court appearance related to the adjudication of a case. The name of an extraordinary order issued by a superior court to a lower court, administrative agency or public officer to prohibit the court, agency or officer from exceeding its jurisdiction or exercising jurisdiction when there is no jurisdiction.
The attorney for the state who prosecutes another for a crime; in Missouri, there is a prosecuting attorney in every county. One who instigates a prosecution against another, by filing a complaint or making an accusation, and perhaps testifies in behalf of the state against the accused. In tort law, the negligent act which causes a plaintiff's injury or, when combined with other acts or omissions, most directly causes the plaintiff's injury or loss. To overthrow or vacate. To annul or void a summons or indictment. Authority or discretion vested in an officer where that officer's acts partake of a judicial character.
An action to establish the legal owner s of real estate. A writ issuable by the state, through which it demands an individual to show by what right he or she exercises an authority which can only be exercised through grant or franchise from the state, or to show why he or she should not be removed from office. That state of the minds of jurors in which they are not firmly convinced as to the truth of the charge. An accused person is entitled to acquittal if, in the minds of the jury , the accused's guilt has not been proven beyond a "reasonable doubt. The introduction of rebutting evidence.
The showing that statements of witnesses as to what occurred is not true. Also, the stage of a trial at which such evidence may be introduced. The process of removal of a public official by a vote of the people, taken upon submission of a petition signed by a required number of citizens.
A person, who because he or she is disinterested in the parties of a cause , is appointed by the court to preserve the property or funds being contended in the case. This procedure is followed because it is not reasonable that either party hold the property. The placing of property into the hands of a receiver for his care until litigation concerning the property is over and a decision as to the disposition of the property is rendered. A written account of some act, court proceeding , transaction, or instrument, drawn up under authority of law, by proper officer, and designed to remain as a memorial or permanent evidence of the matters to which it relates.
The trial transcript and legal file which are prepared by the appellant and filed of record in the appellate court in a case on appeal. The interrogation of the witness , following redirect-examination , by the party who first cross-examined the witness. The questioning of a witness by the party who first called that witness, after the opposing party has conducted cross-examination.