Criminal Law Terms

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An out of court statement being used for the truth of the matter
Hearsay
The side that works for the people
Prosecution
The side that represents the person on trial
Defense
The questioning used for the witness your side produced (hint; no leading questions!)
Direct Examination
The questioning used for the other sides witnesses (hint; mostly leading questions)
Cross Examination
The speech at the beginning of the trial where you can't be argumentative
Opening Statement
The speech at the end of the trial where you should be argumentative
Closing Arguments
The word for lawyers only lawyers use for themselves
Attorney
The person who swears in witnesses
Bailiff
What you call a witness to
The Stand
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A witness who is specialized in something
Expert Witness
What police use to arrest someone
Penal Code
How many years of law school do people usually go through
3 years
What both sides agree too
Stipulations
When a witness doesn't answer the question
Non-responsive
When a witness goes off on rants that get off topic from the question
Narrative
Multiple questions combined into one
Compound Question
A question that suggests the answer
Leading Question
When no or little foundation has been laid for a witnesses answer or an attorneys question
Lack of Foundation
Questions brought up by directing attorneys regarding matters brought up in cross
Re-Direct
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Level 37
Oct 2, 2018
The police usually use an arrest warrant to make an arrest (unless the perpetrator was caught in the act).