Understanding Criminal Case Procedure
Terms in this set (17)
Court procedure to determine whether or not there's sufficient evidence against the accused to take the case to the grand jury.
A hearing at which a defendant enters his plea
Formal accusation returned by a grand jury
A good reason a suspect has been involved in a crime
Challenge for cause
Challenge by a lawyer to remove a juror in which a reason must be stated
Challenge by a lawyer to remove a juror for which no reason is given.
Jury member who speaks for the body as a whole
Public official who represents the government's case against a person accused of a crime
Civil officer invested w/ power to hear civil and criminal cases brought to trial and to administer justice between parties in court
Counsel employed to represent a defendant
Change of Venue
Motion that the location of a trial be moved from the locale where the crime was committed
Panel which receives accusations of crimes, hears preliminary evidence, and hands down indictments.
Group of unbiased persons who determine the facts in a given case.
Jury which can't agree on a specific verdict
Money or property temporarily surrendered to the court by a defendant who is then released until trial.
Court order requiring a person to appear and testify in court.
The retrial of a person who was judged not guilty of the crime in a previous trial.
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