Three Blind Mice Assignment

By: Catarina Hudspeth

About Arrest

Arrest is the first step in the Juvenile Justice System.
An arrest is act of seizing somebody and putting them in hand cuffs and into custody.

About Bail

Bail is part of the system that comes after the juvenile or delinquent are in suspect of being guilty if hasn't been verdict-ed as guilty already. That is when the bail comes in. A bail is the temporary release of an accused person awaiting trial, or if money was put on to get him/her out of jail and it is payed as long as it is guaranteed that that person who bailed the juvenile or delinquent out will have them there, comes the court date

About Felony of Misdemeanor

A Felony of Misdemeanor is probably the cheapest crime a juvenile or delinquent can commit. A Felony of Misdemeanor is known as the crime in which a felony was committed but worse then just a felony, and you can spend up to a year in jail time in a county jail, not a high security prison.

All about the Grand Jury

The grand jury is defined as the jury that has at least 23 jurors selected to examine the validity of an accusation, before trial even begins.

About Indictment

An indictment is probably the worse thing you can ever get, it is when you commit a serious crime, and can get up to a life time in jail.

About Public Defender

A public defender is a lawyer employed at public expense in a criminal trial to represent a defendant who is unable to afford legal assistance.

About Arraignment

Arraignment is when you are bring someone to court for a crime that was committed.

Plea Bargaining

Plea Bargaining an arrangement between a prosecutor and a defendant whereby the defendant pleads guilty to a lesser charge in the expectation of leniency.

Petit Jury

listens to evidence in a courtroom and determines the facts in a case. In a criminal trial, it is up to the petit jury to determine whether or not a defendant is guilty of the acts he/she has been accused of committing.

Witness

The Witness is somebody who was there when the crime was committed, and are to answer any questions truthfully or they too can be charged.

Subpoena

The writing from the court stating this person is to be in court on this time for this reason.

Defendant

The defendant is an individual, company, or institution sued or accused in a court of law.

Prosecution

The institution and conducting of legal proceedings against someone in respect of a criminal charge.

Perjury

The offense of willfully telling an untruth in a court after having taken an oath or affirmation.

Judge

The judge is the one who decides what gets done with the juvenile or delinquent.

Verdict

A verdict is when you are pleaded Guilty or Innocent.

Acquitted or Convicted

Acquitted means you are innocent

Convicted mean that you are guilty, and will either be pleaded as a delinquent or juvenile, depending on how serious your crime was.

Appeal

An appeal is probably the most urgent thing in the whole Juvenile System, because whatever the crime you committed is, it gets put everywhere.