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

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

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

Competency Restoration Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

a serious crime felony
the person will not admit to being guilty or not guilty nocontest
controls the courtroom Judge
when you lie in court perjury
the person did not know right from wrong when they committed the crime NGRI
listens to the testimony and makes verdict jury
a less serious crime misdemeanor
the person did not do the crime notguilty
my reply to the charges against me Plea
if you are convicted of a crime you will be punished
a person with special knowledge who is asked to testify in court is expertwitness
the purpose of cross examination is to discreditthewitness
the person who testifies in court as to what they saw at the sceneof the crime eyewitness
number of people on a jury during a felony trial twelve
the person who generally sets the penalty if the defendant is convicted is Judge
the only person who can call the defendant to take the stand Yourattorney
the defendant's talks with his attorney are secret. The special words meaning secret are Privilegedcomm
talking yelling out loud in court contempt
pleading guilty to charges to get a lesser charge and a lighter sentence pleabargin
outcome of the trial. decision made by the jury verdict
lawyer on my side defenseattorney

Courtroom Workgroup Crossword

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

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

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

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

Supreme Court Terms Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

This term is an order issued by the Supreme Court directing the lower court to send records for a case in which it will hear an appeal writ of certiorari
This term is a written statement submitted by the lawyer for each side in a case that explains to the judge why they should decide the case in favor of that lawyer's client brief
This is a court decision in an earlier case with facts and laws that are similar to a case in a court at the time that will usually govern the decision of a later similar case, unless a party can show that it was wrongly decided or that it differed in some significant way precedent
Permission given to a person who is poor and cannot afford for the case to go to the Court forma pauperis
Has the power to review the judgment of another lower court with an appeal appellate
Area over which the court has authority to decide case jurisdiction
A judge of the supreme court of a country or state justice
A promise to tell the truth oath
The decision of a judge or jury verdict
A written opinion by one or more justices that agrees with the verdict but wants to put it in own words concurring opinion
A disagreement between parties that is resolved by the court(This is what goes to court) case
One party writes this because they disagree with the court's decision asking another court to decide if the trial was conducted correctly appeal
An opinion written by a justice that disagrees with the majority opinion dissenting opinion
A punishment ordered by a court for a defendant who has committed a crime sentence
The person accused of a crime defendant
An opinion agreed on by over half of the justices majority opinion
Latin means "friend of the court" a people interested in influencing the outcome of a lawsuit but not an actual party amicus curiae
A place where cases are decided during a tribunal court
a court of justice tribunal
The highest court in the United States Supreme Court

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