Legal Definitions Part 15

Summons – An order from the Court directing the sheriff to summon a criminal defendant to appear in Court.

Suppress – To put a stop to.

Suppression Hearing – A pretrial hearing in a criminal case where the criminal defense attorney is seeking to prevent the introduction of evidence alleged to have been seized illegally by the police.

Surety – A person who is primarily liable for the payment of another’s debt.

Surveillance – Close observation or listening of a person or place in order to gather evidence in a potential criminal case.

Temporary Restraining Order – A temporary court order restricting your ability to be around someone, their work, and their home until a determination in court can be made about a permanent injunction.