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a group that hears evidence in a crimnial case and decides whether there is enough evidence to bring the accused person to trial
the authority of a court to be the first court to hold as a guarantee that he/she will appear in court
the reason for an arrest, based on the knowledge of a crime and the available evidence
money or property an accused person gives a court to hold as a guarantee that he or she will appear for their trial
next business day- arraigiment in district court in front of judge, bailiff and accused. judge appoints a lawyer if accused needs one, sets...
preliminary hearing date
at preliminary hearing...
all players ( officer, judge, prosecutor, defense, accused, bailiff) are there. officer testifies to probable cause and facts(who, what, where, when, etc.) and is questioned by the attorneys, accused enters plea
if judge at preliminary hearing(General District Court) agrees with probable cause, goes to.....
grand jury(panel of 12)
term of Virginia Supreme Court Justice
12 years, elected by majority of both houses of General Assembly
term of Virginia State Court Judges
8years-appeals and circuit, 6 years- district- can be re-elected
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