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a jury that cannot reach an agreement or verdict. The judge must agree that the jury has taken “adequate time to deliberate,” although there is not one set amount of time. HUNGJURY
the jury or court’s decision for the outcome of the case (generally “guilty” or “not guilty”) VERDICT
the right of a court (usually the Supreme Court) to declare a law unconstitutional. JUDICIALREVIEW
the legal team presenting the case against someone suspected of breaking the law. This person is trying to argue that yes, this person broke the law. PROSECUTOR
the person in court who has been accused of something. This person (and his/her lawyer) is arguing that no, this person did not break the law. DEFENDANT
a member of the jury JUROR
the head juror, whose role it is to lead discussions and speak on the jury’s behalf FOREMAN
a lawyer or attorney; someone with education and experience whose job it is to argue one side or the other in a court case COUNSEL
a witness’s statement or declaration under oath; their explanation of what they saw, heard, or otherwise experienced in connection with the case TESTIMONY
the obligation or duty to prove something. The prosecution (the side arguing “yes”) has this responsibility in a court case. BURDENOFPROOF
a person’s reason for doing something or acting in a certain way. MOTIVE
an explanation of where the defendant was or what he/she was doing when the crime took place ALIBI
evidence that does not directly prove that something happened, but that implies indirectly that it could have happened or is likely. This is generally less reliable than direct evidence. CIRCUMSTANTIAL
planned and thought about beforehand. PREMEDITATED
ruled “not guilty” and declared free of charges ACQUITTED

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The Court System (10M) Crossword

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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

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Juvenile Court System Crossword

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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

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Court Terms Crossword

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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

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Mock Trial Vocabulary Crossword

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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

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Supreme Court Terms Crossword

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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

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court Crossword

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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

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Courtroom Workgroup Crossword

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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

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Competency Restoration Crossword

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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

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Federal Judicial Branch Quiz Review Crossword

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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

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Courtroom Vocabulary Crossword

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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

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