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HABEAS CORPUS - FEDERAL  look up translate image
Refers to a proceeding wherein a prisoner challenges the lawfulness of his or her imprisonment. An action by way of writ of habeas corpus does not function to determine the prisoner's guilt or innocence. When the proceeding is brought by a state inmate, review extends to the constitutionality of the imprisonment. For more information, see the Criminal Prosecution Procedure page.
HEARING  look up translate image
A legal proceeding in which arguments, witnesses, and/or evidence are heard by a judicial officer or administrative body.
HEARSAY  look up translate image
Testimony of an individual that is not from his or her personal knowledge, but from what the witness has heard another person say.
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Criminal terms
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  • Glossary of Michigan Criminal Terms --- Michigan Prosecuting Attorneys Coordinating Council
    Legal glossary ... Michigan Prosecuting Attorneys Coordinating Council; 116 W. Ottawa, Ste 200; Lansing, MI, USA 48933