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Criminal Procedure -misdemeanor -felony
Arrest -Rights Read -Booked & Charged with crime -Attorney contacted
Preliminary Hearing -Charges are read -Bail can be issued
Indictment -A Grand Jury decides if formal charges will be filed
Arraignment -Suspect will plead innocent or guilty -Trial Date is set -Court Docket
Plea Bargaining -Some suspects plead guilty before a trial if they are given a lighter punishment
Trial -(Petit)Jury is selected -Opening Statements -Prosecution’s evidence
Trial -Cross-Examination -Defense’s Case -Closing Statements -Jury Instructions
Jury -Follow Instructions given by the judge -Elect a Foreperson -Must make unanimous decision -Hung Jury
Verdict -Must be unanimous decision -Jury may be polled -Jury issues verdict -Guilty or Not-guilty (acquittal) -Judge issues sentence
Juveniles -Court System treats youth offenders very differently -A Juvenile is someone considered underage -Usually 16 to 18
Juvenile Delinquency -Juvenile Delinquents are youths who have broken the law -Should youth offenders be treated differently???
Juvenile Courts -Goal of Juvenile Courts -Cases deal with neglect by parents, abuse, or delinquency
Juvenile Arrest -Juveniles are handled differently when arrested -Parents notified -Usually released to parents -Court date is set
Juvenile Court -Private Court Room setting -No jury trial -More of a hearing than a trial -Attorneys may be used
Juvenile Protections -Identity is secret and private -Juvenile records are sealed at age 18 -Usually Lighter punishments
Juvenile Punishments -Lectures -Reformatory Schools -Foster Care -Institutional Placement -Probation -Community Service
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