During a bond hearing, the person who was arrested is informed of the charges against them and it is determined if they are eligible for bond. This type of hearing is also called a first appearance hearing or a bail bond... More »

A bond forfeiture is a hearing to determine whether a defendant is legally mandated to forfeit property or monies used as collateral to bond out of jail, notes USLegal. If forfeited, the assets used for bond become the p... More »

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A bond forfeiture hearing is set when a defendant who was released on bond misses a subsequent court appearance. During this hearing, the judge determines whether or not the defendant had a valid reason for missing court... More »

A case review hearing is a pretrial hearing held to see if the charges against the defendant can be resolved without a trial. Case review hearings are held for any case where the defendant could be sent to prison for the... More »

A subpoena duces tecum is a type of subpoena that requires a person to bring certain documents with them to a hearing or trial, says the Minnesota Office of Administrative Hearings. The documents to be produced can be an... More »

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An indictment is a determination by a grand jury to pursue charges against a person, while an arraignment occurs after indictment or arrest when the court reads the charges against the defendant and the defendant enters ... More »

The plaintiff in a court case is the person who has filed a complaint/charges against the defendant for prosecution by the courts, while the defendant is the person who is refuting the charges and is seeking to prove the... More »