Retainer – A fee paid to a Jacksonville criminal lawyer to secure legal representation for your criminal charges.
Retrial – A new trial in a case that has already been tried.
Right to Counsel – If you are facing criminal charges, you have a constitutional right, which is guaranteed by the 6th Amendment, to be represented by a criminal lawyer even if you can’t afford to hire one.
Ruling – The outcome of a judge’s decision on some point of law.
Scofflaw – A person who treats the law with contempt.
Search – The examination of people or their property with the intent to find evidence not in plain view.
Search Warrant – A judge’s written order on behalf of the state authorizing the police to to search for evidence at a specific address.