quarta-feira, 1 de dezembro de 2010

Legal English: Criminal Procedure Review

Complete the statements using the words given:

__________ each have their own criminal codes, defining types of conduct that constitute crimes. GOVERNMENTS

While state constitutions and procedural rules may increase the protection afforded to criminal defendants, they may not __________ CONSTITUTION

The U.S. Constitution, the Federal Rules and the federal court system's interpretations of both provide guidance and procedural canons that law enforcement must follow. Failure to follow such procedure may result in __________ EVIDENCE/SUSPECT

__________ requires police to make criminal defendants aware of their rights prior to the defendant making any statements if the government intends to use those statements as evidence against the defendant. PROCESS

Law enforcement also must abide by the confines of the Fourth Amendment, which prohibits the government from performing __________ UNREASONABLE

In order to avoid illegally searching or seizing the property of a suspect, law enforcement personnel typically obtain __________ SEARCH

The Sixth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution guarantees criminal defendants the right to __________ SPEEDY

The criminal justice system provides for an impartial jury by permitting both sides to utilize __________ during jury selection. CHALLENGES

Due Process requires that criminal defendants receive __________, and it further commands that defendants have the right to __________ FAIR/WITNESSES

The Fifth Amendment, through the Double Jeopardy Clause prohibits states from __________ FACTS

Trying to avoid convicting an innocent defendant at all costs, the law only permits the prosecution to overcome the defendant's presumption of innocence if they can show __________ DOUBT

Once a trial begins, the U.S. Constitution affords further rights to criminal defendants. One such right includes the right to __________ WITNESSES

The Sixth Amendment guarantees a defendant the right to __________ COUNSEL

At all times during the trial, the defendant enjoys a right of not having to __________ SELF

Put the stages of criminal trial in order:


(_____) BAIL




(_____) TRIAL

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