Presentation on theme: "Criminal and Civil Law. Procedure in Felony Criminal Cases 1. Accused person may be arrested if police have probable cause. 2. The accused may be put."— Presentation transcript:
Procedure in Felony Criminal Cases 1. Accused person may be arrested if police have probable cause. 2. The accused may be put in jail or released on bail. -see the magistrate 3. There is an arraignment -a hearing to review probable cause, defendant may be appointed an attorney, and a plea is entered.
Procedure in Felony Criminal Cases Con’t. 4. Court date is set and the trial is held. 5. If found guilty, may appeal to higher court Prosecution v. Defendant
Procedure in Civil Cases 1. Plaintiff files a complaint to recover damages or receive compensation. 2. Case can be heard by a judge or jury 3. Cases can be appealed to higher court. Plaintiff v. Defendant
Procedure in Juvenile Cases Judges have greater latitude (more freedom) in handling juvenile cases. Juveniles who commit serious crimes can be tried as an adult.