GO # 11 Criminal and Civil Cases Courts resolve two kinds of conflicts In a _____________, a court In a ______________, a court determines whether a person settles a disagreement accused of breaking the law is between two parties to ____________ or not recover _____________ or ______________ of a receive compensation misdemeanor or a _______________. Procedures for a criminal cases Procedures for a criminal cases • A person accused of a crime • The plaintiff files a may be _________________ if _________________ to recover the police have ___________ or receive _______________________ compensation. • The accused may be committed • Cases can be heard by a judge or to ________ or released on a jury. ___________. • Cases can be _______________. • The case proceeds to an arraignment where __________________ is reviewed, an attorney may be appointed for the defendant, and a _____ is entered. • A court date is set, and a _________ is conducted. • A guilty __________ may be appealed.
Due process of law: The constitutional protection against __________________________________ actions and laws The __th Amendment The __th Amendment prohibits the prohibits the _______ _____________ and __________ government from acting governments from acting in an unfair manner. in an unfair manner. The Supreme Court has extended the guarantees of the Bill of Rights, based upon the due process clause. Procedures for cases involving juveniles • Judges have greater latitude in handling juvenile cases • Juveniles who commit serious crimes can be tried as adults Magistrates issue search warrants, subpoenas, arrest warrants, and summons and set bail.