Intentionally giving up a right.
A means authorized by statute by which a witness, before testifying or producing evidence, may relinquish the right to refuse to testify against himself or herself, thereby making it possible for his or her testimony to be used against him or her in future proceedings.
Most commonly, a court order authorizing law enforcement officers to make an arrest or conduct a search. An affidavit seeking a warrant must establish probable cause by detailing the facts upon which the request is based.
A will is a legal declaration that disposes of a person's property when that person dies.
Applied to orders of judgment dismissing a case, meaning that the plaintiff is forever barred from bringing a lawsuit on the same claim or cause.
A claim or cause dismissed without prejudice may be the subject of a new lawsuit.
A person who testifies to what he or she has seen, heard. or otherwise experienced. Also, a person who observes the signing of a will and is competent to testify that it is the will-maker's intended last will and testament.
A judicial order directing a person to do something.
An order issued by the Supreme Court directing the lower court to transmit records for a case that it will hear on appeal.