There are 17 names in this directory beginning with the letter F.
An actual thing or happening, which must be proved at trial by presentation of evidence and which is evaluated by the finder of fact (a jury in a jury trial, or by the judge if he/she sits without a jury).
Fact finder (finder of fact)
In a trial of a lawsuit or criminal prosecution, the jury or judge (if there is no jury) who decides if facts have been proven. Occasionally a judge may appoint a “special master” to investigate and report on the existence of certain facts.
Physically detaining someone without the legal right to do so.
Depriving someone of freedom of movement by holding a person in a confined space or by physical restraint including being locked in a car, driven about without opportunity to get out, being tied to a chair or locked in a closet.
A person who has been convicted of a felony, which is a crime punishable by death or a term in state or federal prison.
The written determination of a lawsuit by the judge who presided at trial (or heard a successful motion to dismiss or a stipulation for judgment), which renders (makes) rulings on all issues and completes the case unless it is appealed to a higher court. It is also called a final decree or final decision.
An agreement reached by the parties to a lawsuit, usually in writing and/or read into the record in court, settling all issues.
In contract law, an offer (usually in writing) which states it may not be withdrawn, revoked or amended for a specific period of time.
First degree murder
It is generally a killing which is deliberate and premeditated (planned, after lying in wait, by poison or as part of a scheme), in conjunction with felonies such as rape, burglary, arson, or involving multiple deaths, the killing of certain types of people (such as a child, a police officer, a prison guard, a fellow prisoner), or certain weapons, particularly a gun.
For value received
A phrase used in a promissory note, a bill of exchange or a deed to show that some consideration (value) has been given without stating what that payment was.
Any testimony of expert scientific, engineering, economic or other specialized nature used to assist the court and the lawyers in a lawsuit or prosecution.
Loss of property due to a violation of law.
The crime of creating a false document, altering a document, or writing a false signature for the illegal benefit of the person making the forgery.
1) A right granted by the government to a person or corporation, such as a taxi permit, bus route, an airline’s use of a public airport, business license or corporate existence. 2) The right to vote in a public election. 3) To grant (for a periodic fee or share of profits) the right to operate a business or sell goods or services under a brand or chain name.
The intentional use of deceit, a trick or some dishonest means to deprive another of his/her/its money, property or a legal right.
Immediate chase of a suspected criminal by a law enforcement officer, in which situation the officer may arrest the suspect without a warrant.
Fugitive from justice
A person convicted or accused of a crime who hides from law.