Type
Word Search
Description

legal system
defendant
plaintiff
press charges
constitution
government
rights
slavery
damage to property
property ownership
citizenship
twelve tables
trading
punishment
crime
roman law

Legal terms Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

_____ law is for disputes between individuals Civil
________ law is for wrongs committed against the state Criminal
lying in court while under oath Perjury
Mens ____ the mental element of a crime (2) rea
Actus ______ the physical element of a crime (2) reus
the party being sued in a lawsuit Respondent
the party suing someone else in a lawsuit Plaintiff
compensation paid to a successful litigant Damages
a previous legal decision that courts rely on to make future decisions Precedent
one of the words in ADR Alternative
a written statement under oath Affidavit
when a higher court reviews the judgement of a lower court trial Appeal
a formal accusation of a serious crime Indictment
money given to the court to ensure that the defendant will return to face trial Bail
_______________ law, used in English Canada, has been developed through case decisions by judges, not by legislation Common
____________ claim: when the defendant in a civil action sues the plaintiff right back Counter
_____________ judgements are made if the defendant in a civil action doesn't appear for the trial Default
a formal meeting before a lawsuit begins in order to disclose information or facts Discovery
to collect money or property via a court order Garnish
testimony given by a witness who tells second hand information, generally not allowed Hearsay
Habeas __________ a court order used to bring a person physically before a court in order to see if there is enough evidence to proceed to criminal trial Corpus
a court order to stop doing, or to start doing, a specific act Injunction
a resolution process where an impartial third party assists to voluntarily reach a mutually acceptable settlement Mediation
release from incarceration after serving part of a sentence Parole
temporarily, or indefinitely, stopping a judicial proceeding Stay
a civil injury or wrong to someone else Tort
_____________ damages: compensation for future lost earnings, or pain and suffering General
_____________ damages are compensation for lost wages or expenses before a civil trial begins Special
an order to appear in court to testify as a witness Subpoena

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

27 Amendments Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

Freedom of Speech, Press, Religion and Petition One
bear arms two
Conditions for quarters of soldiers three
need warrant or probable cause to arrest and search four
Presumption of Innocence five
Right to a speedy trial six
Right to a trial by jury Right of trial by jury of your peers seven
No cruel or unusual punishment such as torture eight
U.S. Supreme Court decides what the constitution means nine
States can make local rules and laws such as divorce rules ten
federal courts do not have jurisdiction in case against a state eleven
Revises presidential election procedures twelve
Abolishes slavery thirteen
Defines citizenship fourteen
Prohibits the denial of the right to vote based on race fithteen
Income tax sixteenth
Popular Election of Senators seventeen
Prohibition of Intoxicating Liquors eighteen
Equal Suffrage---Sex; Right of Women to Vote nineteen
Commencement of Terms; Sessions of Congress; Death or Disqualification of President-Elect twenty
Repeal of 18th Amendment twenty one
Presidental Tenure; No President may serve more than 2 elected terms twenty two
Inclusion of DIstrict of Columbia in Presidential Election System twenty three
Right to Vote in Federal Elections----Tax Payment; Outlawed the payment of a tax as a condition for taking part in elections twenty four
Presidential Succession; Vice Presidential Vacancy; Presidential Inability twenty five
Right to Vote----Age; Must be 18 years or older twenty six
Congressional Pay; Congress's power to fix the salaries of its members twenty seven

Georgia Government LV.1 Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

the process of altering or amending a law or document (such as a constitution) by parliamentary or constitutional procedure. Amendments
a document containing a formal statement of rights. Bill of Rights
the introductory part of a constitution or statute that usually states the reasons for and intent of the law. Preamble
a system that allows each branch of a government to amend or veto acts of another branch so as to prevent any one branch from exerting too much power. Checks & Balances
the constitutional allocation of the legislative, executive, and judicial powers among the three branches of government. Separation of Powers
To protect and defend the constitution, staying informed on the issues in your community (etc). Responsibilities of Citizens
A form of representative government has existed in Georgia since January 1751. Georgia General Assembly
a charge usually of money imposed by authority on persons or property for public purposes. Taxes
The income that is gained by governments through taxation. Tax Revenues
This federal and state government that is broadly responsible for implementing, supporting, and enforcing the laws made by the legislative branch. Executive Branch
an official elected or appointed to act as ruler, chief executive, or nominal head of a political unit. Governor
an elected official serving as deputy to the governor of an American state. Lieutenant Governor
the chief law officer of a nation or state who represents the government in litigation and serves as its principal legal adviser. Attorney General
the principal legal officer who represents a country or a state in legal proceedings and gives legal advice to the government. Attorney General
the system of law concerned with private relations between members of a 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
Its powers include passing laws, originating spending bills (House), impeaching officials (Senate), and approving treaties (Senate). Legislative Branch
The court systems of local, state, and federal governments, responsible for interpreting the laws passed by the legislative branch and enforced by the executive branch. Judicial branch
a crime, typically one involving violence, regarded as more serious than a misdemeanor, and usually punishable by imprisonment for more than one year or by death. Felony
a minor wrongdoing. Misdemeanor

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

Unit 4 Vocabulary Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

branch of law dealing with formation, construction, and interpretation of the Constitution. constitutionallaw
concerned with disputes between people/groups in which no criminal laws have been broken. civillaw
serious consequences for victim and criminal, meant to cause harm, violent act, stays on permanent record. felony
less serious, not meant to cause harm, can be expunged from permanent record. misdemeanor
taking a person's property without the intent to return it (stealing). larceny
group or person accused of the crime. defendant
unlawful entering of a dwelling to commit a crime. burglary
taking a person's property using threats of violence or force. robbery
civil law, person claims injury at the fault of a person or business, allegiance. tortlaw
printing false or damaging information about an individual with malice. libel
making verbal statements that are false or damaging about an individual with malice. slander
an order forbidding something. prohibitions
going after a victim in court. plaintiff
based on prior court decision rather than legal code. commonlaw
laws that try to prevent people from deliberately or recklessly harming one another or another's property. criminallaw
laws that apply to a city or country. ordinances
decisions based on common earlier ruling. precedent
written rules and regulations passed by states. statutes
law rules and regulations that govern our everyday life (speed limits, food safety, obtaining a driver's license, etc.) statutorylaw

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

Federal Judicial Branch Quiz Review Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

the amendment that allows the accused the right to a lawyer or legal representative sixth
process by which the person asks a higher court to review the result of the trial appeal
the person in a civil case who is suing plaintiff
the person in a civil case who is being sued defendant
a minor crime misdemeanor
when the jury finds a defendant not guilty of the crime acquit
a type of law that comes from judges' decisions that rely on common sense and previous cases common law
having enough evidence to make an arrest and charge someone with the crime probable cause
the power for a court to decide whether a law or presidential action is in agreement with the Constitution judicial review
an earlier decision precedent
the authority of a court to hear and decide a case for the first time original jurisdiction
laws that are passed by lawmaking bodies statutory law
law based on the Constitution and on Supreme Court decisions interpreting the Constitution constitutional law
a writ ordering someone to come to court subpoena
the power to review decisions made by lower courts appellate jurisdiction
the reasoning that led to a decision or verdict opinion
laws that affect our daily lives administrative law
when the defendant enters a plea of guilty or not guilty to the charge arraingment
a major crime felony
the amendment that protects the accused's right to due process of law fifth
sending a case back to a lower court fro a new trial remand

StreetLaw Chapter 1/2 Vocabulary Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

Regulate public conduct (behavior) and set out duties owed to society Criminal Laws
More serious crimes i.e. murder/robbery Felonies
Less serious crime i.e. assault/minor theft Misdemeanors
Regulate relations between individuals/groups of individuals Civil Laws
Lawsuit that can be brought by a person who feels wronged or injured by another person Civil Actions
The person accused of committing the crime Defendant
The person/company harmed by the defendant Plaintiff
Fundamental notion in US constitution; national government with limited powers, authority to pass laws in Article 1 of constitution Limited Government
Division of power among 3 branches of the federal government; the executive, the legislative and the judicial Seperation of Powers
Division of power between the states and the federal government. Federalism
The first 10 amendments of the US Constitution; define and guarantees the fundamental rights and liberties of all Americans. Bill of Rights

Types of laws Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

Law that sick prevent people from delivery or recklessly harming each other's property. Criminal law
The party that brings charges against the alleged criminal. plaintiff
About 95% of the criminal trails in The United States for violations of state law Defendant
cases involve disputes between people or groups of people civil law
Siri serious case questions Felonies
offenses such as vandalism, stealing inexpensive items, writing bad checks or flop amounts and so on. Misdemeanors
A legal action is which a person or group shoes to collect damages from Summit or that is down Lawsuit
The copying or stealing another person's words and ideas, and passing them off as your own Plagiarism
A person may suffer in injury in claim yet another party is reasonable because of negligence Torts
Compares treaties, customs, and agreements among nations International law
Involves rights granted under the constitution or spelled out in congressional legislation Public law