Type
Crossword
Description

One preyed upon (6) victim
Systematic inquiry (13) investigation
Judge's site (5) court
Legal advisor (6) lawyer
Adjudicate (5) judge
Question, answer session (9) interview
Formal hearing in a court of law (5) trial
Case for one accused (7) defence
Side bringing charge in case (11) prosecution
Forcible theft (7) robbery
Crows make a killing (6) murder
Certainty a prisoner will have (10) conviction
Said to be the preferred choice for killing by women (6) poison
Emergency service (6) police
Remaining a mystery (8) unsolved
Holmes always looked for it (8) evidence
Formal admission of guilt (6) confession
Put in custody (6) arrest
Formal accusation (6) charge
Box of twelve? (4) jury

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

Legal Studies Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

Break off with intention of resuming later Adjourn
A request made in an urgent and emotional manner Plea
Temporary release of an accused person awaiting trial Bail
Place on bail or in custody Remand
Formally accuse someone of something Charge
Order to appear before a judge or magistrate Summons
To curtail or diminish Dock
The gallery in a chamber of Parliament reserved for members of the public who wish to listen to the proceedings Public Gallery
A person who institutes legal proceedings against someone Prosecutor
A lawyer that specialises in the defence of someone charged with criminal activity Defence Lawyer
A civil officer that administers the law Magistrate
A person who sees a crime take place Witness
The first date on which the matter is listed before the court Mention
A person who promises to answer for the debt or performance of another Surety
A sentencing option where accused must work for the benefit of the public Community Service
An order which allows an officer to perform an arrest Warrant
A place for the confinement of people accused or convicted of a crime Gaol
A place for the confinement of people accused or convicted of a crime Suspended Sentence
An officer of the court whose responsibilities include maintaining the records of a court Court Clerk
A person who has committed a crime Criminal

To Kill a Mockingbird - Legal Terms Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

A lawyer empowered to prosecute (bring a criminal charge against someone who is accused of doing something illegal)) cases on behalf of a government and its people is called a __________________ attorney. prosecuting
A lawyer who travels to different locations to prosecute in trials is called a ______________ solicitor. circuit
The _____________________ attorney is usually hired directly by the person accused and from that point forward, represents the accused throughout the legal process, including trial. defending
_______________-appointed attorneys - lawyers who provide legal counsel to those who have been criminally charged and cannot otherwise obtain or pay for an attorney. Court
The person who initiates a lawsuit by filing a complaint is called the ________________. plaintiff
In criminal cases, the person accused of the crime is called the __________________. defendant
A stenographer who makes a verbatim record and transcription of proceedings is called the court _________________. reporter
A public official who hears and decides cases brought before a court of law. judge
A law officer who helps to maintain order in the court. bailiff
A group of people selected to apply the law, as stated by the judge, to the facts of a case and render a decision, called the verdict. jury
The decision that must be unanimously voted upon (however, in some states todays, some can be non-unanimous). verdict
A written legal order directing a person to appear in court to give testimony. Subpoena
Evidence which helps to strengthen a position is called _____________________ evidence. corroborating
Open disrespect of a court or judge. contempt
A fancy way of saying information is not relative; not related (to something). Irrelevant
A fancy way of saying evidence is unimportant. Immaterial
A legal fight over the ownership of a particular piece of property. title dispute
Formally accused; charged. indicted
Clear of a charge; find not guilty. acquit
When a _______________ the jury, he gives them instructions in law before they go off to deliberate or decide the case. charges

court Word Search

Type
Word Search
Description

police
sentence
prosecute
defence
rights
attorney
burglary
felony
guilty
innocent
law
accused
judge
jury
arrest
victim
wiitness
testimony
charge
court

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

criminal justice Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

training center for future policemen academy
community based corrections status probation
Unable to appreciate the nature of the charges against oneself and unable to assist one's attorney incompetent
Group that reviews the sentences of prisoners, the board of _________ pardons
theory that punishment causes people to avoid committing crime deterrence
release without bail recognizance
Latin for what comes next? Quo ______ Vadis
crime punishable by prison time felony
place of short term confinement jail
order allowing search or arrest warrant
questioning a potential witness or juror to determine qualification to serve. Voir ______ Dire
crime punishable by time in jail misdemeanor
go to a higher court to review the judgement appeal
charging document information
plea that results in punishment guilty
jury finding of innocence acquittal
Warning to suspect before custodial interrogation miranda
courtroom ____________group. Part of informal justice system work
culpable mental state, mens _________ rea
criminal act, actus ___________ reus
Intentional killing of another human being murder
reckless killing of another human being manslaughter
finder of fact in a non-bench trial jury
determiner of law judge
the tendency to return to a life of crime recidivism
rule that makes evidence not admissible because of police misconduct exclusionary
place for felons prison
taking of one into custody arrest
money posted to guarantee appearance in court bail

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

THE JUDICIAL BRANCH Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

TO ASK A HIGHER COURT TO REVIEW A DECISION AND DETERMINE WHETHER JUSTICE WAS DONE APPEAL
A GOV. BODY THAT BRINGS A CHARGE AGAINST A DEFENDANT WHO IS ACCUSED OF BREAKING ONE OF THE LAWS PROSECUTION
ANOTHER NAME FOR THE COURTS OF APPEALS CIRCUITCOURTS
AN EFFORT BY JUDGES TO AVOID OVERTURNING LAWS JUDICIALRESTRAINT
THE COURTS THAT HANDLE APPEALS FROM LOWER FEDERAL DISTRICT COURTS COURTSOFAPPEALS
PEOPLE WHO BRINGS A COMPLAINT AGAINST ANOTHER PARTY IN A CIVIL CASE. PLAINTIFF
A GUIDELINE FOR HOW SIMILAR CASES SHOULD BE DECIDED IN THE FUTURE APPEALS
AN EFFORT JUDGES TO TAKE AN ACTIVE ROLE IN POLICY MAKING BY OVERTURNING LAWS JUDICIALACTIVIAM
THE SUPREME COURTS POWER TO OVERTURN ANY LAW JUDICIALREVIEW
THE PEOPLE WHO ANSWERS A COMPLAINT AND DEFENDS AGAINST IT IN A COURT CASE DEFENDANT

Theft, robbery and burglary Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

"enters a building" is part of this for burglary (5,4) actusreus
Must be completed for robbery theft
Robbery is an aggravated theft as it is theft plus _________ (5) force
Section for robbery (5) eight
Section for burglary (4) nine
Jones and _____________ (5) smith
number of ulterior offences for S(9)(1)(a) (5) three
Treated in Hale and Lockley as a continuing act (13) appropriation
A key element of theft so relevant to robbery and burglary (10) dishonesty
Robbery is which category of offence? (10) indictable
Theft and burglary are both this category of offence (6-3) eitherway
A lack of this can make it difficult fo charge a person for S9(1)(a) burglary (8) evidence
A "continuing act" case for robbery (7) Lockley
A case showing that tugging at a handbag could be enough force for robbery (7) Clouden
A case telling us that if there is no theft there is no robbery Robinson
The test for dishonesty Ghosh
Theft is this type of offence (8,6) specificintent
For robbery, force must be used in order to ____________ (5) steal

Criminal and Civil Law Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

Offense against society crime
offense against a person tort
responsibility to do or not do something duty
held criminally responsible for people or situations vicarious criminal liability
crime punishable by confinement for more than a year felony
crime punishable by confinement for less than one year misdemeanor
unlawfully offering or giving anything of value to influence bribery
falsely making or altering writing forgery
misrepresenting facts false pretenses
one who receives stolen property fence
offenses committed in the business world white-collar crimes
wrongful taking of money or personal property theft
taking property from someone against their will robbery
breaking into someone's home or car and taking items burglary
willful and illegal burning or exploding a building arson
another word for blackmail extortion
reasonable ground for belief of criminal act probable cause
legal position taken by an accused to defeat charges defense
use of force necessary to prevent death of self or family self defense
freedon from prosecution even when one has committed crime immunity
agreeing to lesser crime in exchange for dropping more serious charge plea bargaining
hindering the administration of justice contempt of court
judgment in a civil case damages
element of a tort causation
occurs when on person intentionally puts someone in fear of harm assault
occurs when a person is intentionally shoved, hit, or pushed battery
occurs when a person is held against their will without charges false imprisonment
false statement that injures a person's reputation defamation
written words that damage a person's reputation libel
accepting and using someone else's property as your own conversion
engaging in activity even though is it dangerous strict liability
a court order for a person to do or not do an act injunction
statements made by witnesses under oath testimony