How to Press Charges: Definition & Statute of Limitations

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Which criminal justice institution files criminal charges with the court?

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1. The charging document that a prosecutor files with the court without involving the grand jury is called:

2. The right of a prosecutor to file or not file criminal charges in a case is called:

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

You can see what you know about this process of pressing charges by using the quiz and worksheet. Make sure you understand concepts like who files criminal charges with the court and what happens when a grand jury returns a majority or super majority vote on a criminal case.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You can check your knowledge of:

  • Name for the right of a prosecutor to file or not file criminal charges in a case
  • Term for when a grand jury votes no on the indictment
  • Criminal justice institution who files charges with the court

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you have gained about the name for the charging document that a prosecutor files with the court without a grand jury
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the lesson on pressing charges
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information about what happens if a grand jury hears evidence on a criminal case and returns a majority vote and interpret it correctly

Additional Learning

Learn more about these topics by using the lesson called How to Press Charges: Definition & Statue of Limitations. Supplementary topics you can look over include:

  • How judicial districts are decided
  • Purpose of the statute of limitations
  • The Fifth Amendment
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