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General Jurisdiction Court

Court that has authority to hear all legal actions not assigned exclusively to another court.

Grand Jury

A group of 12 to 16 citizens who usually serve a term of not more than 120 days to hear or investigate charges of criminal behavior. Their indictment, called a true bill, leads to a court trial of the person charged.

Green Cards

Documents that authorize someone to live and work in the United States on a permanent basis.

Gross Income

The total income before deductions, exemptions, or tax reductions.

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