Type
Crossword
Description

A person who practices law Attorney
An officer who is in charge of maintaining order in a court of law Bailiff
The final statements by an attorney to jury, summarizing the evidence, and arguing what the evidence has or has not established Closing Arguments
To prove that someone is guilty as a matter of law Convict
A case in which the State is the plaintiff and in which the defendant is a person charged with having committed a crime Criminal Case
To question a witness called by the opposing side, or a hostile or other adversarial witness called by a party Cross-Examination
A person against whom a criminal charge or civil claim is brought in a court of law Defendant
The act of jurors talking to each other and coming to a decision on the charges or crimes of a trial Deliberations
Something that gives proof of a contested fact Evidence
The presiding member of a jury who speaks or answers for the jury Jury Foreperson
Having been convicted by a jury of having done something wrong Guilty
A formal charge of criminal wrongdoing which must later be proved at trial beyond a reasonable doubt before a defendant may be convicted Indictment
Not guilty of a crime or fault Innocent
Acting in a way that fails to conform with a specific standard of conduct, thereby putting others at risk for injury Negligence
A lawyer’s protest about the legal propriety of a question which has been asked of a witness by the opposing attorney, with the purpose of making the trial judge decide if the question can be asked Objection
Summary of nature of case and of anticipated proof presented by counsel to jury at the start of a trial Opening Statement
In trial practice, for a Judge to disagree that an attorney’s objection, as to a question, is valid Overruled
The person who brings a civil lawsuit, or in the case of a criminal case, the State or Federal government Plaintiff
The name of the public officer who is appointed or elected in each judicial district, circuit, or county, to conduct criminal prosecutions on behalf of the State or people Prosecuting Attorney
The questioning of a witness who has already provided testimony under oath in response to direct examination Redirect Examination
In trial practice, for a judge to agree that an attorney’s objection, as to a question, is valid Sustained
To give evidence under oath Testify
The decision made by a jury at the end of the trial Verdict
A form given to the Jury Foreperson on which to write the decision that is made by the jury at the closing of a trial Verdict Form
The name given to that part of the trial when the court and parties attempt to seat a fair and impartial jury Voir Dire
Someone who is called to testify before a court of law Witness

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Trial By Jury Word Search

Type
Word Search
Description

evidence
direct examination
cross examination
testimony
alternate juror
foreperson
information
hung jury
mistrial
bench trial
beyond a reasonable doubt
verdict
peremptory challenge
grand jury
petit jury
defense attorney
court reporter
defendant
judge
clerk of the court
district attorney
bailiff
indict
jury pool
acquit

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