Civics - Chapter 20 All Terms
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court hearing in which the defendant is formally charged and enters a plea.
breaking into a building to commit an illegal act
a formal charge against a person accused of a crime
an attack on a person meant to cause physical harm
use of violent acts to get something from the government
letting an inmate serve the rest of his or her sentence outside of prison
betrayal of one's country by helping its enemy
pleading guilty in exchange for a lesser charge or lighter sentence
a good reason to believe that a suspect has committed a crime
stealing money that has been entrusted to your care
placing someone in fear without actual physical contact.
taking anything of value that belongs to another person without using violence
a legal paper issued by the court giving police permission to make an arrest, seizure or search
money that the defendant gives the court was a promise that he/she will return for trial.
a youth judged to be beyond the control of his or her parents or guardian
Why do judges set bail for certain defendants?
to ensure that the defendant will return for the trial.
This is NOT a crime against property
a young person who is found guilty of a crime.
a prosecutor must show that a crime has been committed
If a judge decides that evidence cannot be used at trial then
the prosecutor might have to drop the charges against the accused.
What are laws
rules of society that are enforced by government
written laws made by legislatures
How can citizens can add, change, or remove laws in our country
By going through elected representatives
The main question that must be answered in civil law
What is a fair way to settle this disagreement
The purpose of laws
protect property, protect lives, set standards, all of the above