Mock Trial Vocabulary-Mr. Deal
Terms in this set (25)
When it is decided that an accused person is innocent --- not guilty.
This refers to anything a witness says that the jury should be allowed to hear and to consider.
A court official who helps the judge carry out proper courtroom procedure.
What the accused person is said to have done. Also, to accuse someone of a crime. Also, when the Judge tells the jury at the end of the trial what its duty is.
When it is decided that an accused person is found guilty of the crime for which they were charged.
When a lawyer questions a witness who has already been questioned by the other side.
The person being accused of a crime.
The lawyers who try to prove the defendant is innocent.
Proof that someone actually took a certain action, said certain things, thought certain ideas, etc.
A jury must be in complete agreement in order to convict or to acquit. When a jury is unable to agree on a verdict, it is called a hung jury.
To make someone look guilty of something.
A group of voters (usually 12 in number) who decided whether an accused person is guilty or innocent.
The honesty statement required of a person giving testimony in court.
What a judge says when he decides to allow a lawyer to ask a question or to let a witness say something that the other lawyer did
not want the jury to hear.
What a judge says when he decides not to allow a lawyer to ask a
question or not to let a witness say something that the other lawyer
did not want the jury to hear.
The crime of lying in court when one has sworn to tell the truth.
The lawyers who are trying to prove that the defendant is guilty of a charge.
Taking the Fifth
A witness refusing to answer a question on the grounds that he might incriminate himself, or right granted in the Fifth Amendment to the Constitution.
To say under oath in court what one saw, heard, felt, etc.
What a witness said under oath in court.
A court's decision about whether an accused person is guilty or innocent.
A person who is called upon in court to give testimony.
An inconclusive trial, as where the jury cannot agree.
A member of a jury in a court of law who is chosen by the other members to act as spokesperson for the jury
The putting of a person on trial for an offense for which he or she has previously been put on trial.