Law Vocabulary Quiz #7
Terms in this set (10)
Falsely making or materially altering a writing (such as a check) to defraud another.
The body of citizens who listen to evidence of criminal allegations, which are presented by the government, and determines whether there is probable cause to believe the offense was committed. If they feel someone should stand trial, they will issue an indictment.
This is usually used to bring a prisoner before the court to determine the legality of his imprisonment. It may also be used to bring a person in custody before the court to give testimony, or to be prosecuted.
A crime carrying a penalty of more than a year in prison.
Jurisdiction given to federal courts in cases involving the interpretation and application of the U.S. Constitution, acts of Congress, and treaties.
Statements by a witness who did not see or hear the incident in question but heard about it from someone else usually not admissible as evidence in court.
To place a paper in the official custody of the clerk of court to enter into the records of a case.
An intentional misrepresentation of an existing, important fact.
The court-ordered procedure by which a portion of a delinquent debtor's wages are paid to satisfy the debt.
The legal process where a party with a lien on realty can, after default, cause the property to be sold to pay the debt.
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