Agricultural Lien

An interest in farm products (such as wheat, corn, or soybeans or livestock) that secures payment or performance of an obligation for goods, services, or rental on real property that an individual or organization leases in connection with farming...


Agriculture: An Overview

Agriculture includes soil preparation, seed planting, crop harvesting, gardening, horticulture, viticulture, apiculture (bee-raising), dairying, poultry, and ranching. Generally, laws grouped under the heading "agricultural law...

Agriculture - State statutes

Alabama- Title 2 Alaska- Title 3 Arizona- Title 3 Arkansas- Title 2 California Colorado- Title 35 (searchable index) Connecticut- Title 22 Delaware- Title 3 Florida- Title 35 Georgia- Title 2 (searchable index) Hawaii- Title 11 or HRS Volume 3, section...

Aid and Abet


To assist someone in committing or encourage someone to commit a crime. Generally, an aider and abettor is criminally liable to the same extent as the principal. Also called "aid or abet" and "counsel and procure."

Illustrative case law



Alcohol, Tobacco, and Controlled Substances: An Overview

Health and other public concerns have generated detailed Federal and state regulation of the sale and possession of alcoholic beverages, tobacco products, and a wide range of other "controlled...

Alcoholic beverages - State statutes

Alabama- Title 28 Alaska- Title 4 Arizona- Title 4 Arkansas- Title 3 California (see Division 10) Colorado- Article 12, Title 47 (searchable index) Connecticut- Title 30 Delaware- Title 4 District of Columbia- Title 25 Florida- Title 34 Georgia- Title 3...



n. A defense to a criminal charge alleging that the accused was somewhere other than at the scene of the crime at the time it occurred.

v. To provide an alibi for someone.

Illustrative caselaw

See, e.g. Lee v. Kemna, 534 U.S. 362...

Alibi Witness


A witness who testifies in support of a defendant's allegation that he or she was somewhere other than at the scene of the crime at the time it occurred.

Illustrative caselaw

See, e.g. Lee v. Kemna, 534 U.S. 362 (2002).


Alien Tort Statute

The Alien Tort Statute ("ATS"; also known as the Alien Tort Claims Act) refers to 28 U.S.C. § 1350, granting jurisdiction to federal district courts "of all causes where an alien sues for a tort only in violation of the law of nation or of a treaty of...


When a marriage ends in divorce, one spouse may receive monetary support from the other. Oftentimes, the receiving spouse must be unable to support themselves without the help of their ex-spouse. Depending on the state, support may be based on a...