13 terms

GSESS8CG4.d

STUDY
PLAY

Terms in this set (...)

Arraigned
A step in the criminal court pretrial process where the suspect has received an indictment and is brought before a superior court judge.
Bail
Payment a suspect can pay to be released from custody until their trial date; bail is determined by the magistrate court.
Capital Crimes
Crimes that can be punished by the death penalty.
Custody
When a suspect is being held based on evidence that they committed a crime.
Defendant
Person or group being charged for a wrong doing.
Deliberation
When the jury discusses the guilt or innocence of a defendant.
Felony
A serious crime that can be punishable by no less than one year in prison.
Grand Jury
A group of citizens look over evidence to determine if a suspect should be charged with a crime.
Indictment
When a grand jury determines that there is enough evidence to be charged with a crime.
Plea Bargain
The ability for a defendant to plead guilty to a lesser charge.
Probable Cause
When there is sufficient evidence that the suspect was involved in a crime.
Suspect
Person who has been charged by law enforcement for committing a crime.
Verdict
A determination of guilt or innocence by a jury