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Glossary of Common Terms
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Vacate To remove a hearing from the court's calendar. Venue The county, city, judicial district or geographical area over which a certain court has power to exercise jurisdiction. Violation Hearing A hearing to determine whether a probationer has violated a written condition or regulation of probation. Visitation (Now referred to as Parenting Time or Access) The amount of time established by the court that a child spends with a non-custodial parent or grandparent. Voluntariness Hearing A hearing to determine whether or not a defendant's statements to a police officer were made involuntarily. Voir Dire The jury selection phase of a trial; a preliminary examination of a prospective juror by a judge or lawyer to decide whether the prospect is qualified and suitable to serve on a jury.
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