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Criminal Law Unit 4 - Court Procedures
Terms in this set (19)
Indirect evidence or an inference that may be made from other facts proven in the case is
An argument made after the plaintiff and defendant have rested their cases. Closing arguments are made prior to the jury charges.
Questioning of a witness conducted by the lawyer for the opposing side
Evidence that (if true) proves an alleged fact, such as an eyewitness account of a crime
Evidence indicating that a defendant did not commit the crime.
Information received from other people that one cannot adequately substantiate; rumor.
An argument against something
An outline of what the prosecution or defense intends to prove during the course of the trial
Leading the Witness
On direct examination asking a question that puts words in the mouth of the witness.
A means by which lawyers can exclude a limited number of prospective jurors without the judge's approval
The degree to which a particular item of evidence is useful in, and relevant to, proving something important in a trial.
Physical evidence - such as a weapon, records, fingerprints, and stolen property - involved in the crime
A jury that is isolated from the public during the course of a trial and throughout the deliberation process.
A document that requires a witness to appear at a trial or other proceeding to provide testimony.
The court officer whose duties are to keep order in the courtroom and to maintain physical custody of the jury.
A person who is permitted to testify at a trial because of special knowledge or proficiency in a particular field that is relevant to the case.
Nonexpert who may testify only to the facts, and who generally cannot express opinions on the stand.
The decision a jury makes in a trial; the decision said by the jury
The examination of a witness by the attorney who calls the witness to the stand to testify on behalf of the attorney's client.
THIS SET IS OFTEN IN FOLDERS WITH...
Criminal Law Unit 1 - Foundations
Criminal Law Unit 2 - Policing
Criminal Law Unit 3 - Court System
Criminal Law Unit 5 - Prisons and Sentencing
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