|§ 34-25.5-2-1||Application for writ; contents|
|§ 34-25.5-2-2||Courts and judges authorized to grant writ|
|§ 34-25.5-2-3||Criminal court judges authorized to grant writ|
|§ 34-25.5-2-4||Contents of writ|
Terms Used In Indiana Code > Title 34 > Article 25.5 > Chapter 2 - Application for Writ
- Bail: Security given for the release of a criminal defendant or witness from legal custody (usually in the form of money) to secure his/her appearance on the day and time appointed.
- Complaint: A written statement by the plaintiff stating the wrongs allegedly committed by the defendant.
- Habeas corpus: A writ that is usually used to bring a prisoner before the court to determine the legality of his imprisonment. It may also be used to bring a person in custody before the court to give testimony, or to be prosecuted.
- 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.
- Verified: when applied to pleadings, means supported by oath or affirmation in writing. See Indiana Code 1-1-4-5
- Writ: A formal written command, issued from the court, requiring the performance of a specific act.