Deferred judgment refers to a sentencing option in a court case in which the defendant pleads no contest or guilty to criminal charges and the civil penalty is deferred in exchange for a plea deal, according to the Iowa ... 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 »

What happens at a criminal court hearing depends on the type of hearing, but it can include informing the defendant of the nature of the charges, hearing pretrial motions, conducting the trial and sentencing the defendan... More »

At a plea hearing, a defendant responds to criminal charges levied against him with a plea of guilty, not guilty or no contest, according to the Dane County District Attorney’s Office. It is at this point in the judicial... More »

Collecting a default judgment in Texas is possible through a garnishment lawsuit, abstracts of judgment or through the debtor's simple payment, according to the Law Office of Tom M. Thomas II. A debtor with a default jud... More »

Laws regarding bank garnishments include the ability for a creditor to garnish a bank account only after he receives a judgment against the debtor, the Federal Trade Commission notes. The creditor must sue the debtor and... More » Government & Politics Law Debt Law

Paying off a judgment means that a party is making partial payments or payments in full toward a judgment against the party. A judgment is a court order in civil cases that requires one party to pay another. More » Government & Politics Law Debt Law