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Which type of case involves a government accusing a person of violating a statute or ordinance?
a) civil case b) criminal case c) judicial case d) tort case
In a criminal case, what does a judge do?
a) sentencing b) verdict c) indictment d) award
In a criminal case, what does a jury do?
a) sentencing b) award c) verdict d) indictment
In a civil case, what does a judge do?
a) award b) verdict c) sentencing d) indictment
Who accuses a person of wrongdoing in a civil case?
a) defendant b) defense c) prosecution d) plaintiff
Which side represents the government in a criminal case?
a) defense b) prosecution c) defendant d) plaintiff
What is the term for a wrongful act? (it is the basis for most civil cases)
a) tort b) injunction c) indictment d) plea bargain
Which side in a criminal case features the person accused of a crime?
a) plaintiff b) prosecution c) excise d) defense
Who issues indictments?
a) jury (petit jury) b) judge c) grand jury d) plaintiff
What is the medium level of crime like disorderly conduct or minor theft?
a) misdemeanor b) felony c) petty offense d) tort
What are laws passed by state or federal legislatures called?
a) ordinances b) torts c) statutes d) injunctions
Which case prevents police from using illegally obtained evidence against you in court?
a) Mapp v. Ohio b) Gideon v. Wainwright c) Miranda v. Arizona d) New Jersey v. T.L.O.
Which case requires the police to remind you of your 5th amendment rights at the time of arrest?
a) Mapp v. Ohio b) Miranda v. Arizona c) New Jersey v. T.L.O. d) Gideon v. Wainwright
Which case requires the government to provide a lawyer for all accused persons in criminal cases even if they cannot afford one?
a) Miranda v. Arizona b) Mapp v. Ohio c) New Jersey v. T.L.O. d) Gideon v. Wainwright
Which case allows schools to search lockers and bags of students?
a) Miranda v. Arizona b) Gideon v. Wainwright c) Mapp v. Ohio d) New Jersey v. T.L.O.
Which amendment guarantees the right to a speedy trial in a criminal case?
a) 6th b) 5th c) 4th d) 8th
Which amendment guarantees the right to a grand jury in a criminal case?
a) 5th b) 4th c) 6th d) 8th
Which amendment protects against illegal search and seizure?
a) 5th b) 6th c) 4th d) 8th
Which amendment protects against excessive punishment and excessive bail?
a) 8th b) 4th c) 5th d) 6th
Which amendment protects against double jeopardy and self incrimination?
a) 5th b) 6th c) 8th d) 4th
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