Terms Used In Florida Regulations > Chapter 64B2-13
- Answer: The formal written statement by a defendant responding to a civil complaint and setting forth the grounds for defense.
- Jurisdiction: (1) The legal authority of a court to hear and decide a case. Concurrent jurisdiction exists when two courts have simultaneous responsibility for the same case. (2) The geographic area over which the court has authority to decide cases.
- Probable cause: A reasonable ground for belief that the offender violated a specific law.