Criminal Justice System
Clay Adams, Jessica Lee, Peyton Smith
- Warrant- written authority to make an arrest or conduct a search.
- Arraignment- pre-trial court appearance during which an accused person answers formal charges made against him or her with a plea of gulity or not gulity.
- Grand Jury- group of citizens who decide if there is enough evidence of a crime to send the accused to trial.
- Indictment- formal accusation that lead to trial
- Plea bargain-agreement in which a defendant plead guilty to lesser charge and the prosecutor in return drops more serious charges.
- There are many crimes that happen, The FBI, courts, jails, and prisons work together to deal with the crime that happens in the community.
- When they are arrested they are held for trial when the police make an arrest when they see a person commit crime, or if the police have an warrant to arrest a person.
- The first step is charging a person with a crime. Then they must bring defendant before a judge. Then the judge: 1.Describes the crime 2.They tall about the things that they could and couldn't do. 3.Decide either they stay in jail or leave.
- At trial they find out if the person is guilty or not.
- Criminal trials are expensive.The parties may also drop other charges made by the defendant.
- The steps of trial, First jury selection Then trial and then verdict and finally sentencing.