Type
Crossword
Description

The examination in court of the issues of fact and relevant law in a case for the purpose of convicting or acquitting the defendant. trial
Professional courtroom actors, including judges, prosecuting attorneys, defense attorneys, public defenders, and others who earn a living serving the court. courtroom work group
An elected or appointed public official who presides over a cour of law and who is authorized to hear and sometimes to decide cases and to conduct trials. judge
an attorney whose official duty is to conduct criminal proceedings on behalf of the state or the people against those accused of having committed criminal offenses. prosecutor
Ant info having a tendency to clear a person of guilt or blame. exculpatory evidence
A licensed trial lawyer, hired or appointed to conduct the legal defense of a person accused of a crie and to represent him or her before a court of law. defense counsel
A court officer to keep order in the courtroom. bailiff
An attorney employed by a government agency or subagency or private organization, providing defence services to indigents. public defender
A person with special knowledge and skills recognized by the court as relevant to determination of guilt or innocence. expert witness
Eyewitness, character witness, or other person called on to testify who is not considered an expert. lay witness
A written order issued by a judicial officer or grand jury requiring an individual to appear in court and to give testimony or to bring material to be used for evidence. Subpoena
Movement of a trial or lawsuit from on jurisdiction to another or from one location to another within the same jurisdiction. Change of venue
A member of a trial or grand jury who has been selected for jury duty. juror

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

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

Courtroom Vocabulary Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

to provide evidence as a witness testify
evidence provided by a witness testimony
a judge's decision to ignore a lawyer's objection and allow the questioning to continue overruled
the formal finding made by a jury as to whether a defendant is guilty or innocent verdict
a person who testifies under oath in a trial with evidence witness
a solemn promise to perform an act truthfully and faithfully oath
found guilty of a crime at the end of a trial convicted
an attorney or lawyer counsel
a group of people who are selected and sworn in to hear a trial and to reach a verdict based on the evidence presented to them jury
the jury's formal discussion and debate over what the verdict of a trial will be deliberations
person who has been accused of a crime and is on trial defendant
questioning a witness already questioned by the opposing side cross-examination

The Law and You Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

S/he oversees and referees a trial judge
some one accused of crime and standing trial defendant
Attorney for the people prosecutor
attorney for an accused defense attorney
group of people deciding a case jury
process of asking for another trial appeal
local law ordinance
state law statute
formal accusation indictment
final part of trial sentencing
negotiating a lesser charge or sentence plea bargaining
court calendar docket
meeting before going to trial hearing
s/he maintains law and order in courtroom bailiff
complaint bringer in civil trial plaintiff
type of law involving foreign countries international law
law involving loss or damage of property civil
law involving harm to a person criminal

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

ITP Crossword Puzzle

Type
Crossword
Description

You are not saying you did it or didn't do it. No Contest
You did the crime. Guilty
Any willful telling of a lie under oath. Perjury
The person who presides over the courtroom. He/She keeps order in the court, makes sure both sides are treated fairly, helps the jury understand the rules of the courtroom and how to make decisions sometimes gives the verdict and always sentences those found guilty. Judge
A group of people (6 or 12) selected from the community to hear a trial. Jury
Any abnormal courtroom behavior such as crying, yelling, talking out of turn, or cursing. Contempt of Court
Punishment for being found guilty. Sentence
Incompetent to Proceed. ITP
A more serious Crime. Felony
Anything that gives proof of a person's guilt or innocence at a trial. Evidence
When you plead guilty to a lesser charge and/or receive a less lighter sentence. Plea Bargain
The decision found by a jury or a judge. Verdict
Someone who comes to court to testify about your good character. Character Witness
The person who types every word spoken in a trial, and keeps notes on the legal proceedings. Court Reporter
This attorney's job is to find you guilty of the crime that you have been accused of committing. District Attorney
You didn't do the crime. Not Guilty
A less serious crime. Misdemeanor
The place where the trial takes place. Courtroom
The person who represents you in court. Public Defender
This person will testify about where you were at the time of the crime. Alibi Witness
This person has specific knowledge about the evidence. Expert Witness
This person saw the crime. Eye Witness
This plea means Mentally Ill and Didn't know right from wrong NGRI

The Court System (10M) Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

This is the group of people who hear all the evidence and decide whether the accused is guilty of the crime. Jury
This is what we call it when legal cases are presented in court. Trial
This word means the fair and equal treatment of people. Justice
If one side of a case disagrees with the result, it can make an _____ to a higher court so that another judge looks at the case. Appeal
The provincial courts deal with most ____ cases, when it is the government accusing someone of doing something bad. Criminal
Even if there is only one obvious victim, a crime is considered to affect ____ as a whole. society
Every person accused of a crime has a right to a ____ to defend them. lawyer
There is a system called _____ (two words, no space) to help even the poorest person get a lawyer. LegalAid
In the first step of a trial, the accused enters a ___, saying if they are admitting guilt or not. plea
In a trial by _____, only one person, the judge, decides on innocence or guilt. judge
This is what we call the decision at the end of a trial, where they say if the accused is innocent or guilty. verdict
This is what we call the person who is accused of a crime, when they are on trial. Defendant
The government side in a criminal trial is called the Crown, or the _____. prosecution
Witnesses have to tell the truth in court; if they don't, it is a crime called ____. perjury
There are this many people on a jury, in a criminal case. twelve
This is where trials happen. court
Our system does this to people found guilty of crimes, to send a message that society does not allow that behaviour. punishment
It is a basic rule of Canadian justice that everyone must ___ the law. obey
When people are found ____ of a crime, they are punished. guilty

Mock Trial Crosswords

Type
Crossword
Description

to release or discharge from jail Acquit
To release from prison by payment of money Bail
A judges room used for afficial proceedings. Not the court Chambers
Person/company who are accused or sued in court Defendant
Info found which is then used to verify facts during a trial Evidence
A crime, including violence, which is more serious than a misdemeanor Felony
Charge of felony Indictment
A public official to decide cases in court Judge
A system of laws in a country Laws
A minor wrongdoing Misdemeanor
A solemn promise Oath
An open court in which people can witness the trial Public Trial
To place the defendant on bail Remand
Punishing defendant for their crimes Sentence
Statement given under an oath Testimony
Decision on disputed issue Verdict
Someone who was present during crime Witness
To place the defendant on bail Remand
To Disagree Objection
A court attendent entrusted with duties Bailiff
A spoken or written reply Answer
A statement that a situation is untolerable Complaint
Official power to make legal decisions Jurisdiction
An authoritive warning/order Injunction
Punishing the accused for their crime Sentence

Legal Terminology Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

A legal determination that a person who has been charged with a crime is innocent. acquittal
A request for a higher court to review a decision made by a lower court. appeal
When the accused is brought before the court to hear the charges against the person to plead guilty or not guilty. arraignment
The result of a criminal trial in which a person is found guilty. conviction
The questioning of a witness by the lawyer for the opposing side. Cross-examination
The first questioning in a trial of a witness by the lawyer who called that witness. direct-examination
An accusation of a crime, made against a person by a grand jury upon the request of a prosecutor. Indictment
An accusation of a crime, made against a person by the prosecutor. Information
A trial that becomes invalid, is essentially canceled, because of a mistake in procedure. mistrial
How a lawyer asks the judge to make a decision. motion
The opposing side finds fault with the question being asked the witness. objection
The judge, following an objection, decides the questions may continue. overruled
The punishment given to a person who has been convicted of a crime. sentence
The judge, following an objection, agrees that the line of questioning should not continue. sustained
The decision of guilty or not guilty that is handed down by the jury. verdict
The way a judge is addressed in a courtroom. Your Honor

court Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

Who appoints the federal judges with the advice and consent of the senate? President
What type of officer conducts presentence investigations, prepares presentence reports on convicted defendants, and supervises released defendants? Probation
What is the term used to describe evidence presented orally by witnesses during trials or before grand juries? testimony
________ are rules that set out a uniform sentencing policy for individuals and organizations convicted of felonies and serious (Class A) misdemeanors in the United States federal courts system. sentencing guidelines
What is the highest court in the country? supreme court
Does state court or federal court have jurisdiction over bankruptcy cases? federal
What is the term used for a crime that is punishable by death? capital offense
________ is a proceeding in which an individual who is accused of committing a crime is brought into court, told of the charges, and asked to plead guilty, not guilty, or nolo contendere (no contest) arraignment
In a criminal case who can appeal a guilty verdict? defendant
What type of offense is it when the penalty can include up to one year in a county jail. misdemeanor
What amendment protects against cruel and unusual punishments? eighth
How many of the amendments are for criminal cases? four
What is a serious crime carrying a penalty of more than one year in prison called? felony
How many jurors are there in a criminal trial? twelve
What is the least serious offense called? infraction
The U.S. is the only country in the world with juries in what type of trials? civil
What branch of government makes the laws? legislative