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Criminal Trials

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Ben Rogers

on 4 October 2018

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Transcript of Criminal Trials

1. Arrest
- a person is deprived of his/her freedom
Police officer can arrest a person at any time if the officer has a warrant.
Miranda Rights
Miranda v Arizona (1966)
Criminal Trial Process
- money that is left with the court to assure that a person who has been arrested, but released, will return to trial.
In Indiana, a police officer can search:

Person, car, house, or other building IF permission is given.
Persons who have been arrested before may be searched without a warrant.
- written accusation charging the individual.
3. Arraignment
- Court hearing.
- Suspect is read the indictment and pleads guilty or not guilty.
- Indictment is read
- judge or grand jury hears evidence and testimony of witnesses and decides if a crime has been committed.
4. The Trial
Same process as a civil jury trial
- opening statements
- introduction of evidence
- closing arguments
- instructions to the jury
- jury deliberates
- verdict

5. Sentencing
- Fine
- Imprisonment
- Both
- Death

Some states allow the judge to set a minimum and maximum (5-10 years, depending on behavior)
Other states require a judge to set a specific amount of time (20 years).
Mandatory sentencing
What is a crime?
punishable offense against society.
3 main elements of a crime:
1. whether you had a duty imposed by a criminal statute to do nor not to do something.
2. whether you performed an act or omission in violation of that duty.
3. whether or not you had criminal intent in so doing.
Felony vs. Misdemeanor
More violent crime, punishable by confinement for more than a year or a fine of more than $1,000
Less serious crime, confinement of less than a year, less than $1,000 fine.
2. Booking
4. Preliminary Hearing
4. Preliminary Hearing
- motions/pleas to the court to order some action or rule on some matter are made (pre-trial motions).
Plea Bargain
5. Jury Selection
6. Opening Statements
Witness Testimony
7. Witness Testimony
8. Cross Examination
9. Closing Arguments
10. Jury Instructions
11. Jury Deliberation
Supreme Court ruled that detained criminal suspects, prior to police questioning, must be informed of their constitutional right to an attorney and against self-incrimination.
Voir dire
- preliminary exam of the potential jurors
- determine their ability to judge impartially
12. Verdict
13. Sentencing
Prosecutor (government) always goes first.

*called the plaintiff in civil cases
Canvas Exit Slip
Canvas Exit Slip
Canvas Exit Slip - Edpuzzle
Allen County Prosecutor's Office - Canvas Exit Slip
Canvas Exit Slip - Judge
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