Click on the Triangle Icon to Expand Menu

Welcome To Colburn Hintze Maletta – ⭐ 5 Star Rated Best Family Law, Criminal Defense, and DUI Lawyers

CHM Law Arizona Family Law, Criminal Defense and DUI Lawyers

(602) 825-2500
We’re Available 24/7

Glossary of Legal Terms & Definitions

AJAX progress indicator
Search:
(clear)
  • Habeas corpus  A writ of habeas corpus is filed to bring a prisoner before the court for any of the following reasons: to determine the legality of their imprisonment; to allow them to argue there is not sufficient cause to imprison them; to give testimony, or to be prosecuted.  
  • Hearing  A formal proceeding held before trial to discuss issues of law or of fact. They can be used to narrow down the issues needed to be argued at trial or to help facilitate settlement.  
  • Hearsay  Information a witness obtained secondhand from another source which they then try to testify to at trial. Unless it falls under an exception, hearsay is usually not admissible as evidence.  
  • Lawsuit  A legal action originating with a complaint where a plaintiff claims a defendant failed to perform a legal duty owed to them, resulting in harm to the plaintiff.  

Always Available 24/7 for Legal Help
Schedule an Appointment Today!

Call Us Now to Speak with an Attorney (602) 825-2500

What People Say

Client Testimonials

Call Now Button