n. the regular administration of the law, in which all citizens are treated equally
n. a group selected according to law and sworn in to review the facts of a case and declare a verdict to a court
n. the person being sued or accused of a crime
n. the lawyer acting for the state (to put that case against the defendant in a criminal case)
burden of proof
n. responsibility of prosecution to prove guilt : innocent until proven guilty
n. uncertainty about a criminal defendant's guilt
v. to carefully consider or weigh a decision
n. the jury's decision
adj. in complete agreement
n. evidence in a trail which is not directly from eyewitness or participant and requires some reasoning to prove it is a fact
n. the questioning of a witness by an attorney (on the stand) and cannot ask leading questions (that suggest the answer)
n. the questioning of the opponent's witness and the attorney can pose questions that includes an answer or suggest language that the witness can agree to
adj. planned beforehand
adj. declare not guilty
n. a jury that cannot agree upon a verdict even after extended deliberation.
first degree murder
n. premeditated, deliberate, killing done with malice
second degree murder
n. Killing that is done with malice, but without premeditation or deliberation
The Fifth Amendment
n. No person shall be held to answer for a capital, or otherwise infamous crime, unless on a presentment or indictment of a Grand Jury, except in cases arising in the land or naval forces, or in the Militia, when in actual service in time of War or public danger; nor shall any person be subject for the same offense to be twice put in jeopardy of life or limb; nor shall be compelled in any criminal case to be a witness against himself, nor be deprived of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor shall private property be taken for public use, without just compensation.
n. Trial or punishment for the same crime by the same government; forbidden by the Constitution.
n. the defendant and his legal advisors collectively