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A quick definition of information:

Information: Information is a way of telling someone that they did something wrong and they have to go to court. It's like a formal accusation that a lawyer or police officer makes. They have to give it to the person who is accused of doing something wrong when they go to court. If the accusation is serious, there has to be a special meeting where the lawyer has to show the judge that there is enough evidence to prove that the person did something wrong. Information can also be used in other types of cases where someone broke the law. There are rules that say how information can be used in court.

A more thorough explanation:

Information is a formal accusation or charge that starts criminal proceedings in court. It is a way of communicating knowledge about a supposed crime. The prosecuting attorney or law officer files the information, which states the alleged crimes and must be given to the accused person at their first court appearance.

If the charges are serious, like a felony, there must be a preliminary hearing where the prosecution presents evidence to convince the judge that the defendant likely committed the crimes.

Information can be used in place of an indictment by a grand jury in some criminal cases. It can also be used in civil cases to mandate penalties or forfeitures for legal violations.

John is accused of stealing a car. The prosecuting attorney files an information that states the charge of grand theft auto. At John's first court appearance, he is given a copy of the information. Later, there will be a trial to determine if John is guilty of the crime.

In another example, a company is accused of violating environmental regulations. The government files an information that states the charges. The company must then defend itself in court and may face penalties if found guilty.

These examples illustrate how information is a formal accusation that starts legal proceedings. It communicates knowledge about alleged crimes or legal violations and initiates the process of determining guilt or innocence.

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OvertReconditeSpider
18:20
If that person doesnt have 10k however, could be outta luck
yeah i think it comes down to literally not having 10k to blow
OvertReconditeSpider
18:20
Oof
OvertReconditeSpider
18:20
Skill issue
OvertReconditeSpider
18:21
Jk even if i had it. I wouldnt spend 10k just to get out of a lease to switch schools
MightyUnableSphinx
18:29
@menherachan: You should say that to GULC
MightyUnableSphinx
18:30
I mean fuck it right. Like, maybe they can help somehow. Probably they can't but if the alternative is "i dont go to gulc" who cares
MightyUnableSphinx
18:30
Idk I doubt they can give you 10k cash, lmao, but who knows!
Others will disagree, but max out a credit card if you have to do so.
It's 10K. Not 100K.
OvertReconditeSpider
19:29
10K at 21.51% interest. Lol
19:47
Yeah I would definitely disagree. Without family help when could they realistically pay that off?
20:18
If someone can live below the student budget at GULC loans could cover an extra $10K, but Grad PLUS loans still amount to $2 in repayment for every $1 borrowed on a 10-year plan at current interest rates. Not a choice to make lightly.
OvertReconditeSpider
20:19
^
OvertReconditeSpider
20:19
The rates on the stafford loans are garbage too
manifestmoreadmissions
21:59
yeah its not the worst decision and im sure you could find solutions to any problems it might create but idk if it's like a no-brainer
MightyUnableSphinx
0:11
Apply for new credit card w/ 12 month 0% APR intro offer -> Max out card to 10k to get out of lease -> Go to GULC
MightyUnableSphinx
0:11
You now have 12mths to pay back 10k with no interest
MightyUnableSphinx
0:14
If you have decent credit history/credit score i bet the starting balance will be like 15-25k
MightyUnableSphinx
0:14
im actually cooking right now wtf this advice is so good. do not blow up your plan in life because of a fkn lease agreement
1:39
Excuse me everyone. Sorry. I'm planning to take lsat but I see so many different types of textbooks and categories on the market, which books should I start with for a rookie like me? Thanks a lot!
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1:42
Sincere thanks, with my respect :)
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@Coolperson49494: yeah but i physically cant get 10k in less than a month :(
it would take me like 6 months to get 10k
i agree that gulc is worth it for me, but i just do not have the means of upending all my plans and moving to dc
@MightyUnableSphinx: i cant pay back 10k with no job, and i'm already 5k in debt. i just do not have the means to attend gulc 😭😭
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