American Legal Vocabulary
Have you watched enough "Law & Order" to guess these American legal terms?
- To make it easier, we give you a first letter
- Quiz by Quizmaster - Dec 14, 2017
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Crime that is more serious
than a misdemeanor
Party that opposes
the defendant in civil cases
To find not guilty
Person who leads the jury
Where the judge sits.
"Please approach the _____"
Crime of lying under oath
Money paid to be released
from jail pending trial
To separate the jury from
Formal reading of charges
against the accused
The list of cases scheduled to be
heard by the court
To seek a trial in a higher court
A jury that can't reach a decision is ....
Court authorization for a search or arrest
Lawyer who opposes the
defense attorney in criminal cases
Fact-finding process that occurs before a trial
Testimony not directly observed. For example,
"Susie told me she saw Bob do it"
Writ that requires someone to appear in court
Award paid to the wronged party in a lawsuit
An action which causes harm for which
someone can be sued in civil court
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