You may make an application for annulment of your conviction or sentence imposed by the Local Court where the original proceedings were held. However, you can only do this if you were not in court when the conviction was made or when the sentence was imposed.
The local court also determines appeals against its own decisions when a person is convicted and sentenced in their absence. This is called a Section 4 Review or an Application for Annulment. A magistrate of the local court can also review a decision of a registrar, such as decisions in Notices of Motion, however, a magistrate cannot review a decision of an assessor.
An Apprehended Violence Order (AVO) is an Order made by a court against a person who makes you fear for your safety, to protect you from further violence, intimidation or harassment. All Apprehended Violence Orders made by the court prohibit the person who is causing these fears from assaulting, harassing, threatening, stalking, or intimidating you.
ARTICLE I COURTS. These are courts created by Congress under its power under Article I of the Constitution, and include: TERRITORIAL COURTS. There are federal courts located in the districts of Guam, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and the Northern Mariana Islands.
Filing bankruptcy can help a person by discarding debt or making a plan to repay debts. A bankruptcy case normally begins when the debtor files a petition with the bankruptcy court. A petition may be filed by an individual, by spouses together, or by a corporation or other entity.
Civil Cases. A federal civil case involves a legal dispute between two or more parties. A civil action begins when a party to a dispute files a complaint, and pays a filing fee required by statute. A plaintiff who is unable to pay the fee may file a request to proceed in forma pauperis.
Each circuit has its own Court of Appeals that reviews cases decided in U.S. District Courts within the circuit. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit brings the number of federal appellate courts to 13. This court takes cases from across the nation, but only particular types of cases.
Criminal cases differ from civil cases. At the beginning of a federal criminal case, the principal actors are the U.S. Attorney (the prosecutor) and the grand jury. The U.S. Attorney represents the United States in most court proceedings, including all criminal prosecutions.
The United States Court of International Trade (in case citations, Int'l Trade or Intl. Trade), formerly the United States Customs Court, and before that the Board of General Appraisers, is an Article III court, with full powers in law and equity.
Family Cases. Family cases are a type of civil case, but they generally involve issues between or concerning spouses, parents, and children. Family courts handle a wide variety of cases involving domestic matters. The most common issues handled at family court include: Marriage Dissolution.
The United States Court of Federal Claims began the month with our traditional Law Day Lunch, hosted by the CFC Bar Association and executed by our Clerk of Court, Lisa Reyes and her colleagues Kelley Morgan, Aimee Snow, and the indispensable Megan Donley!
The Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court was established by Congress in 1978. The Court entertains applications made by the United States Government for approval of electronic surveillance, physical search, and certain other forms of investigative actions for foreign intelligence purposes.