The Criminal Trial in the U.S. Justice System: Help and Review Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. Which of the following is an example of a pretrial motion?

Question 2 2. An elderly woman with no criminal history is charged with murdering her neighbor. Why might bond be set high in this case?

Question 3 3. What does habeas corpus mean in English?

Question 4 4. Two groups of attorneys are preparing for a criminal trial. They have met to exchange information about the witnesses they are going to use. The defense council has shared results from lab tests run on some mud found at the crime scene and the prosecuting attorney has provided copies of statements given by two witnesses. Which of the pretrial activities has just been described?

Question 5 5. What is meant by a speedy trial?

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Question 6 6. In criminal trials, a jury is _____.

Question 7 7. What is the first step of an appeal?

Question 8 8. What does the right to an attorney mean?

Question 9 9. Why might a defendant be tried twice for the same crime?

Question 10 10. What are motions?

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Question 11 11. Stacy is 17. She was arrested after destroying a neighbor's landscaping during an episode of anger. She has never been arrested before, so her attorney files a motion requesting she attend anger management classes instead of going to court for this offense. If she completes the classes, the charges will be dropped. What is Stacy's attorney suggesting for her?

Question 12 12. Why is a writ of habeas corpus issued?

Question 13 13. Why is the sentencing phase important in the post-trial steps?

Question 14 14. What does due process mean?

Question 15 15. A victim's wishes are taken into consideration during the _____ phase of the post-trial.

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Question 16 16. Which of the following is a post-trial motion that may be filed?

Question 17 17. If a defendant does not have a lawyer, during which stage of the pretrial process will a lawyer be appointed?

Question 18 18. When can a prisoner begin filing a writ of habeas corpus?

Question 19 19. When Joe was arrested for throwing a brick through the window of a liquor store, the police demanded that he admit his guilt. What should Joe have done?

Question 20 20. The 5th Amendment can be understood to protect against:

The Criminal Trial in the U.S. Justice System: Help and Review Chapter Exam Instructions

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