There are currently 20 names in this directory beginning with the letter S.
Sealing of Records
The sealing of records, permitted in some states with respect to youthful offenders, so that only the court may examine such records.
Search and Seizure
A police practice whereby a person or place is searched and evidence useful in the investigation and prosecution of the crime is seized. The search and seizure is constitutionally limited by the
A partial divorce decree, usually entered in the course of divorce proceedings, which directs the parties to live separately but does not dissolve the marriage.
Sexual Abuse/Sex Abuse
the forcing of undesired sexual acts by one person to another such as rape or sexual assault.
A halt in the judicial proceedings where, by its order, the court will not take further action until the occurrence of some event.
Stay of Execution
Process whereby a judgment is precluded from being executed for a specific period.
The case is placed on an inactive status for a period of time, provided that the defendants, or both parties, agree to abide by certain conditions, after which the case will be dismissed. If the defendant does not abide by those conditions, the case may be set for trial.