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Government 1 Unit 4 Set 2
Terms in this set (31)
Public Safety Exception
Evidence can be gathered without a warrant while securing the public's safety.
Being processed at the cop shop.
Money paid to get out of jail prior to the trial.
Being released on bail with just your signature.
A group of 16-23 people who decide if there's enough evidence to even go to trial.
A group of 12 people who decide guilty or not guilty.
To be officially charged with a crime.
Initial appearance: plead guilty or not guilty.
Pleading guilty, but to a lesser charge.
Change if Venue
Moving a trial to a new location where fewer people know about it.
Isolating a jury in a hotel during trial.
The lawyers and judges orally question jurors.
A lawyer may exclude a potential juror without reason.
Challenge for Cause
Legitimate reasons why a person should be excused as a juror.
Gideon vs. Wanright
1963 USSC case that guarantees us a lawyer, even if we're too poor to afford one.
Court Appointed Lawyer
A free lawyer you get from the state.
A non court appointed lawyer taking on your case for free.
Someone who testifies at a trial who saw/knows something related to the case.
Statements made under oath.
To swear to tell the truth.
To lie under oath.
Plead the 5th
From the 5th Ammendment. We have the right to remain silent in our own trial.
Things like fingerprints, handwriting samples and DNA.
The jury discusses the case in a closed room in an effort to decide guilty or not guilty.
The jurors pick someone to run the deliberations.
If there is any question about guilt, the jury must vote not guilty.
The decision of guilty or not guilty from a jury.
A not guilty verdict.
Also called a mistrial. Any criminal trial decision that is not unanimous. (12-0)
A hearing to determine consequences for a crime