Dictionary of Legal Terms

Impanel
To seat, or complete, a jury. When the voir dire (questioning of ...

Indefinite Sentence
A sentence containing a minimum and a maximum prison or jail term...

Independent Contractor
One who performs some act on behalf of another in carrying out a ...

Indeterminate Sentence
See definite sentence. ...

Indictment
A formal accusation made by a grand jury, charging a named person...

Individualized Education Plan (IEP)
Written plan developed by a team of parents, educators and others...

Information, Bill of Information
A formal written accusation made by a prosecuting attorney chargi...

Initial Appearance
The first appearance of an accused before a municipal (or county)...

Injunction
A court order commanding a specific person to do-or not do-a part...

Insanity
See competence, criminal insanity. ...

Intangible Personal Property
See personal property....

Intellectual Property
Intellectual property laws protect those who create property that...

Interference With Contract
A person, not a party to a contract, who improperly interferes wi...

Internet
Worldwide collection of computer networks that communicate with e...

Internet Service Provider (ISP)
A business that provides access to the Internet and may also prov...

Interrogatory
A type of discovery in civil cases in which one party submits wri...

Intestate
1) A person who dies without a valid will. 2) The status of havin...

Invasion of Privacy
A cause of action based on the defendant's unwarranted and gross ...

Invitee
A person who lawfully enters the land, premises, or private prope...

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