Type
Crossword
Description

When you lie in court under oath; it is a crime that has a penalty. Perjury
Inappropriate courtroom behavior such as yelling, talking out of turn, or cursing; crime that has a penalty. Contempt of Court
A more serious crime punishable by prison time. Misdemeanor
Being somewhere else at the time of the crime. Alibi
Second-hand testimony not allowed in court. Hearsay
A type of sentence that involves serving multiple charges back-to-back. Consecutive
Anything that gives proof of a person's guilt or innocence at a trial. Evidence
Money paid to the victim for damage or loss of property, or return of items stolen or lost. Restitution
Judge decides that there is not enough evidence or that there's a problem with the prosecution's case and drops the charges; defendant is free to go. Dismissed
The punishment has to fit the crime, an amendment Eighth
Advocating on one's own behalf. Pro se
Where both lawyers get to ask witnesses questions. Cross examination
When the judge is the person who determines the verdict; waive right to jury trial Bench trial
After being found guilty and you don't agree with the verdict, taking case to a higher court to see if guilty verdict will hold. Appeal
Legal document that states which crime a person is accused of Charge
A type of sentence that involves serving multiple sentences at the same time. Concurrent
The punishment for being found guilty; also length of time you would have to spend in jail or prison. Sentence
Amendment that states there cannot be any illegal search and seizures; the authorities must have a warrant or probable cause to perform a search Fourth
The right to remain silent; an amendment. Fifth
The right to an attorney and fair/speedy trial. Sixth
Decision made by the jury on whether the person is guilty or not guilty Verdict
Group of 6 or 12 that attend trial, listen to all evidence/testimony, determine the verdict. Jury
Defendants answer to a charge "How do you.." Plea
Someone that knows something about what you did or did not do. Witness
First hearing after a petition has been filed. Arraignment
This rule prevents evidence that was gathered illegally from being used at trial. Exclusionary
Answering questions in court Testify
Evidence that strongly suggests something, but does not exactly prove it. Circumstantial
You go to trial and are found not guilty, you are free to go/finished with criminal process. Acquittal
Your skill or ability, being able to do something well, understanding how to assist in your own defense during a trial. Competency

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

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

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

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

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

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 Terms Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

The person being charged with a crime. Defendant
The rule saying that you can't be charged with the same crime twice. Double Jeopardy
A court order giving police or investigators permission to search a specified place. Search Warrant
A group of people who decide whether there is enough evidence to charge you with a crime. Grand Jury
A deal the prosecutor makes with the defendant to have them plead guilty in exchange for a lesser sentence. Plea Bargain
To find someone not guilty. Acquittal
When you are taken in front of a judge to say how you plea Arraignment
When the jury is having a hard time deciding on a verdict. Hung Jury
When a grand jury decides whether there is enough evidence to charge you with a crime. Indictment
To deface or damage someone else’s property. Vandalism

Criminal Justice Vocabulary Terms Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

A finding of not guilty by a judge or jury. Acquittal
The loser at a trial asks a higher court to rule the trial judge made an error. The result may be the trial court is affirmed (the winner still wins), reversed (the loser now wins), or reversed and remanded (trial court has more work to do and has to follow the rule of law established by the appeals court). Appeal
______ ____________is the details; taking the time to make sure all of the details have been examined. For example, when processing a crime scene, officers should use ______ ___________ to ensure all components of the crime scene have been examined. Due Diligence
If something has _____________ value in a case, then it is an item that can be used to prove guilt or innocence of a subject. In addition, items that have ________value show a crime did in fact take place. If an item does not have _____________value, then it is an item that has been ruled out from assisting in an investigation. Evidentiary
A crime with a lower penalty than a felony. Misdemeanor
During an arraignment, it’s a defendant's plea of ______ _________, not admitting to the guilt of the crime, but paying the penalty for it. Nolo Contendere
An inmate's early release from prison upon good behavior, as well as meeting conditions throughout the early release. Parole
a group (3 or more) of individuals who conspire and act out activities that our justice system deems illegal. Organized Crime
Crimes at a level charged higher than a Misdemeanor Felony
A Defendant's voluntary guilty plea to an offense charge, for a lesser sentence. Plea Bargain
Government action against an accused person's criminal conduct. Prosecution
Re-offending [to do the same crime twice] Recidivism
an order to appear in court. Summons
someone who takes the law into their own hands, ignoring the criminal justice process. Vigilante
The individual that the charges are against. Defense
It is the physical action of the criminal act. Actus Reus
________ __________are required whenever you are interrogating someone who is in police custody (arrested/detained) about a crime. It is important to note you do not have to read someone their _______ ________ if you are gathering initial information. However, once you start asking crime specific or detailed questions, then the ___________ ___________ has to be read. Miranda Warning
A defense to a criminal act that purports the defendant was somewhere other than the place of the crime at the time the crime occurred. Alibi
a category of crime that consists of setting a fire with the intent of causing some type of harm (excludes accidental fires). Arson
A sufficient reason based upon known facts to believe a crime has been committed or that certain property is connected with a crime. Probable Cause
This amendment protects against unreasonable searches and seizures. Fourth
This Amendment protects the freedom of speech, religion, press, and peaceful protest. First
This Amendment protects an individuals right of self incrimination. Fifth
Alternative to imprisonment where a person can stay in the community with supervision Probation
The use or threat of violence directed at people or governments to punish them for past action or to bring about a change of policy that is to the terrorist's liking Terrorism
The killing of one person by another, whether intentional or non intentional Homicide
Unlawful offer or attempt with force or violence to hurt another Assault
The taking of the property of another out of his or her presence by means of force and violence or the threat thereof Robbery
Acquisition of the property of another through deception Fraud
The nighttime breaking and entering of the dwelling house of another, with the intention to commit a crime or theft therein (a felony) Burglary
The theft of property or money with which one is entrusted with or responsible for Embezzlement
Wrong committed by one person against other that does not require punishment, only entitles the victim to compensation Tort
The relationship between private parties only Civil
The relationship between the misbehaving private individual and society/government Criminal
The wronged individual in a civil case Plantiff
What the plaintiff seeks to win (Money) - damages Judgement
An unintentional tort. When a person's failure to use reasonable care causes harm Negligence
Responsible for harm Liable
Legal responsibility - the obligation to do or not do something Liability
Oral statements that harm reputation Slander
Someone who helps another person commit a crime Accomplis
An agreement between two or more persons to commit a crime Conspiracy
The most serious form of criminal homicide (done w/ malice) Murder
The deliberate taking of one's own life Suicide
Statement that contains information about the elements of a crime and that is provided and attested to by a person involved in committing the crime. Can be oral or written. Confession
That portion of a residence not open to the public. Sidewalks and alleys are open to the public. But the ________ is reserved for private use by the property owner or the family. Curtilage
Questioning of an unwilling person (could be a relative or friend or suspect or even a witness) that is reluctant to give you information and that is suspected of direct or indirect involvement in the crime being investigated. Interrogation
Failure to properly care for a child. Also failure to care for a property or one's actions. Neglect