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Can defendants wear an earpiece or headset in the dock to communicate with their lawyer?

Besides its presumed prejudicial effect on juries' perception of defendants, secure docks such as the one pictured below are often criticised for inhibiting defendants' ability to communicate with ...
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Fined and suspended license for not appearing on court when driver did not knew about it

This was an actual situation I witnessed, but I am doing the question in a generic format to avoid identifying parties. Background: A driver was on a highway above the speed limit. The driver was ...
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What happens to unsecured debts which were secured in a Ch 13 bankruptcy when dropped?

In some cases in a Chapter 13 bankruptcy, a secured debt can be partially converted to unsecured. For instance an automobile which was not purchased recently can be 'crammed down' For instance a car ...
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Difference between Magistrate court, Sessions Courts, & High Courts

In India, I've noticed that there are many types of Courts. For example, within the same city, there are a few Magistrate courts, sessions courts, and a single High Court. I understand we need more ...
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reasons for requesting virtual appearance post-COVID

An attorney friend wants to continue appearing in court virtually. The problem is that he is now (post-COVID shutdown) expected to appear in person. What are the acceptable reasons an attorney can ...
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Why would the court allow a defendant (in this case Derek Chauvin) to wear a suit at sentencing?

NPR reports: [Convicted murderer Derek] Chauvin has been jailed since his guilty verdict. He will be in court for Friday's sentencing hearing, wearing a suit rather than a prisoner's uniform by a ...
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Why are electronic and photorecording devices prohibited in courtrooms?

Observers in open court hearings often must resort to taking notes by hand and making pencil sketches. In the US we often see limited snippets of video footage on TV, and yet, there is still the ...
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How do I find the correct fine/fee/bail for a municipal code parking violation?

I received a citation for San Jose Municipal Code 11.36.290 which is for parking a commercial vehicle over 10,000 pounds in a residential area. The fine was for $490, as well as the inclusion of a ...
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How do I know which District Court in my area to go to?

I see this list of district courts for my county: http://access.tarrantcounty.com/en/civil-courts/district-courts.html How do I know which one to go to? Can I just go to the closest one, or do I ...
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Alimony in England

My understanding is that alimony, in England, is decided by the courts. This gov.uk page, for instance, says: The court sometimes tells the person with the higher income to make regular maintenance ...
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Are involuntary commitment hearings under the NYS Mental Hygiene Law heard in the county or city court?

All in the title, unfortunately. Under the mental hygiene law one is entitled to a hearing following a 2-physician certification of involuntary treatment worthiness. What type of court is this type of ...
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What is meant by Capacity to Perform Juristic Acts

What is the difference between Capacity to Act and Legal Capacity?
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How can one fight probation revocation

A person is serving a sentence for a felony in Texas. They serve a while and are released on probation (not parole). One of the conditions of probation is that they not drink alcohol. During the ...
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Does a defendant in a criminal misdemeanor trial have to show up for announcement?

I noticed that for speeding tickets and class C misdemeanors in our county court in Texas, the court will many times schedule an announcement repeatedly. If a defendant shows up for the announcement ...
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What happens if I don't show up to the Court (DRA, Family Court, UK)?

The matter is listed for an adjourned DRA on _____ _____ 2018 10AM. The parties to attend at 9AM. DRA = Dispute Resolution Appointment I want to know what would happen if I don't show up for the ...
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Is the principle of making extra allowances for amateur litigants stronger in the UK?

Amateur litigants, also called pro se litigants or litigants in person perhaps among other terms, are decidedly supposed to be actively accommodated and assisted by the courts in the UK so as to “...
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