Type
Crossword
Description

the type of court that involves land deeds and divorces superior
the person bringing the complaint to the court plaintiff
the number of citizens who are selected for a jury twelve
the first step in the juvenile process intake
when a young person's basic needs are not met at home deprived juvenile
cases involving violations of the law criminal
a law that you must follow compulsory law
crime requiring less than a year of prison and a fine of less than $1,000 misdemeanor
term used to describe the Grand Jury's decision that there is enough evidence indictment
a person who settles disputes between two people or groups (without going to court) mediator
the number of courts that are appellate courts two
type of hearing that determines the guilt or innocence of a juvenile adjudicatory hearing
not attending school without a good reason truancy
an application for a higher court to look over the decision of a lower court appeal
a juvenile breaks a law that an adult has to follow status offense
disputes between two or more persons or groups civil case
persons arrested for a crime have the right to have a lawyer present during questioning due process of law
a crime requiring a year or more of prison and a fine of over $1,000 felony
type of court that handles cases involving violations of city law municipal
the range of actions over which the court can influence jurisdiction
type of courts that have original jursidiction trial
court that handles death penalty cases supreme
one who does not follow parent's reasonable guidlines unruly juvenile
court that handles the wills and estates of dead people probate
the final step in in the Juvenile Justice Process sentencing
the behaviors that can subject juvenile offenders to the adult criminal process seven deadly sins

judicial branch Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

In the state court judges are elected for how many years 4years
If you are a delinquent or unruly what is the age for you to go to a juvenile court Under 17
Highest court in ga supreme
Court that can issue search warrants state
How many supreme court are there in GA 1 court
Civil wrong doing of an individual tort
Who reviews the death sentence cases supreme court
Court that handles minor traffic incidents magistrate
Number of counties in GA 159
Court that handles wills and estates probate
Which court handles cases involving violations of city law municipal
Highest trial court superior
What is the job of the judicial branch to Georgia citizens ensure justice
What did you do if you got the death penalty capital felony
What judges are elected by partisan elections juvenile
Most serious crimes felony crimes
Appellate court other than supreme court of appeals
Occurs when a written law is broken crime
Reviews cases that have been already decided by a lower court appellate
Less serious crimes with less than a year in prison misdemeanor
Which court look at all felony trials superior
What type of case does felony and misdemeanors go to criminal
Which court deal with land deed disputes superior
What are the delinquent behaviors that bring a juvenile to the adult process 7 deadly sins

Juvenile Court System Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

Serious crime like murder Felony
Person accused of committing a crime and goes in front of jury or judge Defendant
Less serious crime like assault Misdemeanor
When a person is detained Arrest
To make a record of arrest Booking
Suspect enters a plea, if guilty, goes straight to sentencing Arraignment
Process of negotiation, may plead guilty for lesser sentence Plea bargain
A child that is less than 17 years old Juvenile
An offense that would not be a crime if committed by an adult Status offense
Committing a crime Delinquent behavior
A legal proceeding where an issue of law or fact is tried and evidence is presented to help determine the issue Hearing
A formal charge or accusation of a serious crime Indictment
A body of people (typically twelve in number) sworn to give a verdict in a legal case on the basis of evidence submitted to them in court Jury
A decision on a disputed issue in a civil or criminal case Verdict
Declare the punishment decided for an offender Sentencing

Judical & Juvenile Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

Illegal violation of the law Criminal
A legal dispute between citizens (hint: divorce) Civil
A serious crime with severe punishments Felony
A less serious crime with a smaller punishment Misdemeanor
A crime that can lead to the death penalty Capital crime
Person who is the "wrond-doer" in a case that has the right to testify to defend themselves Defendant
A person who is arguing against someone in a civil or criminal case Prosecuter
The amount of time a judge serves six year term
There is a judge and jury in this court trial
Only a judge, no jury in this court Appellate
Act that would be a crime if committed by an adult (example: burglary) Delinquent
Act that would not be a crime if committed by an adult (example:smoking) Status offense
Determines if enough evidence exists to indict a person Grand jury
Citizens whose duty is to determine guilt or innocence of a person charged with a crime Trial jury
Courts make sure that everyone is protected from abuse by the government Due process of law
A citizen under the age of 17 Juvenile
The state's highest court Supreme court
Second highest ranking court Court of appeals
A trial by one's peers Jury trial

Judicial Branch and Juvenile Law Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

What is the highest level of courts in Georgia? Supreme
How many people are in a jury in Juvenile court? None
What is another term for the formal hearing in the Juvenile system? Adjudicatory hearing
What is not a crime by an adult but a crime by a child? Status offence
What court deals with land deed disputes? Superior
How many State Court of Appeals are their? Four
What can be punishable by the death penalty? Capital felonies
How many Justices are in the Supreme court including the Chief Justice? Seven
Most Juveniles are what? Not detained
Which court can issue search warrants? State
How many Juvenile courts are there in Gwinnett county? one
What court handles minor traffic violations? Magistrate
What is a case between two people when damage is done but a law is not broken? Civil
What is a case when a law is broken? Criminal
Who can appeal after the sentencing in the Juvenile process? Parents
What is the first thing that occurs in the Juvenile process? intake
What is a crime that can be punished by less than one year in prison? misdemeanor
What court do Juveniles go when they are tried as adults for a capital felony? Superior
Which jury determines the guilt or innocence of an accused person? Trial Jury
Who represents the government in a criminal case? Prosecutor
What occurs when the law is broken? Crime
What crime is punishable by more than a year in prison? felony
What is it called when a juvenile does not go to school? Truancy
How many hours does a juvenile judge have to have a hearing before the case is dropped? seventy-two
What is the range of action at which a court has control? Jurisdiction

Court Terms Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

The release of a person before their trial so they don't have to wait in jail. Most of the time money will be payed to guarantee them showing up to the trial. Bail
Prove that the person accused was somewhere else when the crime took place. Alibi
Lying on the witness stand. This can cause the witness to get charged. Perjury
Think out a plan beforehand. Premeditated
A crime that is usually involving violence and you go to jail for over a year. Felony
A person under arrest to be brought before a judge or court, especially to secure the person's release unless lawful grounds are shown for their detention. Habeas Corpus
Private relations between members of the community rather than criminal, military, or religious affairs. Civil Law
A system of law concerned with the punishment of those who commit crimes. Criminal Law
The part of English law that is derived from custom and judicial precedent rather than statutes. Common Law
When the person accused pleads guilty for a lighter sentence. Plea Bargain
Decides lawsuits brought before the court. Judge
Group of people selected to hear the evidence in the trial and render a verdict. Jury
Instead of sending the accused person to prison the court releases the person into the community under monetization. Probation
Institute legal proceedings against a person or organization. Prosecute
The punishment ordered by the court for a defendant convicted of a crime. Sentence
The decision made by a judge or jury that determines the guilt or innocent of the defendant. Verdict
A person called upon from either side in a lawsuit to give a testimony before the court jury. Witness
Court authorization to conduct a search to make an arrest. Warrant
A law passed by legislation. Statute
the official power to make legal decisions and judgments. Jurisdiction
The dispute point between parties in a lawsuit. Issue
Information received by other people that cannot be confirmed (rumor). Hearsay
To place a paper in the legal custody of the clerk of court to enter into its files. File
Information presented in testimony that is used to persuade the judge or jury to decide the case in favor of one side or the other. Evidence
Officially tell someone that they can or must leave. Discharge
A person who has filed a petition for relief under the bankruptcy code. Debtor
A tribunal presided over by the judge in civil or criminal cases. Court
A judgment of guilt against a criminal defendant. Conviction
A state that does not have any evidence to prove it happened. Claim
Property of all kinds including real and personal. Assets

Mock Trial Vocabulary Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

to clear from charge or accusation Acquit
to hear and settle a case Adjudicate
An act that violates the law Crime
Written declaration made under oath Affidavit
An assertion that must be proved with evidence Allegation
A defendant’s defense against charges Answer
Transferring a case to a higher court for review Appeal
Hears court appeals and reviews decisions Appellate court
Objecting that admits facts of an opponent’s argument that denies they sustain pleading Demurrer
To call the accused to answer the charge Arraignment
Someone’s specific attorney Attorney At Law
Responsible for the case Attorney of record
Assessing the cause of death and examining the cadaver Autopsy
Money in exchange for release of the arrested, in guarantee that they’ll come to trial Bail
Court attendant who keeps order Bailiff
Responsible of proving a charge or allegation Burden of Proof
Facts or evidence in support of claim Case
Hall for trials and court Chambers
Laws of a nation dealing with rights of citizens Civil Law
Summing up important arguments, after seeing evidence Closing Argument
Filed in court against someone, by a plaintiff Complaint
When someone is officially guilty of a crime Conviction
Someone who investigates suspicious deaths Coroner
One who gives advice on legal matters Counsel
Group of people who make decisions about legal cases, and the time when this happens Court
When the accused is charged and judged Criminal action
System for those who commit (or are accused of) crimes Criminal law
Witness is interrogated/extends testimony Cross Examination
Award as compensation for loss/injury, usually money Damages
The accused party Defendant
Questioning a witness Direct Examination
Fair treatment of anyone in court Due Process Of Law
Anything giving information on the case(documents, testimony, items) Evidence
Document or article that is inspected; a form of evidence Exhibit
Crime that is more serious than a misdemeanor Felony
Formal charge for crime Indictment
Court order that prohibits a party of from specific action Injunction
Witnesses must leave the room when someone is appealing to the judge Invoke the Rule
One who hears and decides on court of law Judge
Right to interpret and apply law Jurisdiction
A jury of 12-23 people Jury Grand
Sits at civil and criminal cases Jury Petit

criminal justice Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

violation of the criminal laws of state, the federal gov't or a local jurisdiction. crime
the principle of fairness, righteous, truthful. justice
justice in terms of the distribution of privileges within a society. social justice
society taking precedence over individual rights public order
civil law civil justice
criminal law criminal justice
the systems opponents work together to achieve social product consensus model
assumes that the components function to serve their own interests. conflict model
oppurtunity for bail first appearance
information is gathered booking
issue written by a judicial officer directing law enforcement warrant
money; getting released bail
written accusation submitted to the court by a grand jury indictment
the first appearance of the defendant before the court arraignment
criminal proceeding, the examination in court of the issue trial
served with other sentence consecutive
served at the same time concurrent
scientific studies of causes and prevention of crime criminology
written accusation submitted by prosecutor information

Judicial Branch Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

People or things that can prove one side’s version of what happened evidence
The document that created the judicial branch Constitution
Asking an appellate court to review a case appeal
Type of case about someone accused of committing a crime criminal
Court system that deals with United States laws federal
Court system that deals with state laws state
Type of case relating to peoples’ rights civil
Group of people that decides a case after hearing the evidence jury
Number of justices on the Supreme Court nine
the court of last resort supreme court
The Supreme Court’s power to decide what is constitutional judicial review
The lowest court in the federal system district court
minority opinion dissenting
Term used to protect the rights of individuals due process
False accusations in writting libel
An opinion in the supreme court that emphasizes the majority concurrent
Practice of spying for a foreign power espionage
The review by the supreme court of a decision made by a lower court certiorari
Supreme court Chief Justice John Roberts
The right to remain silent self-incrimination

Judicial System Crossword Puzzle

Type
Crossword
Description

Judicial official who hears cases Judge
Group of citizens who decide a legal case Jury
Highest court in the land Supreme Court
Number of justices on the Supreme Court nine
Where the Supreme Court gets its authority Constitution
Local courts that deal with big cases Circuit Courts
Local courts that deal with smaller cases District Courts
People under age 18 Juvenile
Type of court that settles financial disputes Small Claims
Person who keeps track of financial transactions Clerk
To ask a higher court to review your case Appeal
Decision of a judge or jury Verdict
Guidelines set by previous legal decisions Precedent
Branch that deals with interpreting the law Judicial

Legal terms Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

_____ law is for disputes between individuals Civil
________ law is for wrongs committed against the state Criminal
lying in court while under oath Perjury
Mens ____ the mental element of a crime (2) rea
Actus ______ the physical element of a crime (2) reus
the party being sued in a lawsuit Respondent
the party suing someone else in a lawsuit Plaintiff
compensation paid to a successful litigant Damages
a previous legal decision that courts rely on to make future decisions Precedent
one of the words in ADR Alternative
a written statement under oath Affidavit
when a higher court reviews the judgement of a lower court trial Appeal
a formal accusation of a serious crime Indictment
money given to the court to ensure that the defendant will return to face trial Bail
_______________ law, used in English Canada, has been developed through case decisions by judges, not by legislation Common
____________ claim: when the defendant in a civil action sues the plaintiff right back Counter
_____________ judgements are made if the defendant in a civil action doesn't appear for the trial Default
a formal meeting before a lawsuit begins in order to disclose information or facts Discovery
to collect money or property via a court order Garnish
testimony given by a witness who tells second hand information, generally not allowed Hearsay
Habeas __________ a court order used to bring a person physically before a court in order to see if there is enough evidence to proceed to criminal trial Corpus
a court order to stop doing, or to start doing, a specific act Injunction
a resolution process where an impartial third party assists to voluntarily reach a mutually acceptable settlement Mediation
release from incarceration after serving part of a sentence Parole
temporarily, or indefinitely, stopping a judicial proceeding Stay
a civil injury or wrong to someone else Tort
_____________ damages: compensation for future lost earnings, or pain and suffering General
_____________ damages are compensation for lost wages or expenses before a civil trial begins Special
an order to appear in court to testify as a witness Subpoena