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Rivers Court system

Rivers Court System

Conducts the Preliminary Hearing Magistrate
Court hearing that establishes Probable Cause Preliminary Hearing
Number of citizens on the Grand Jury 18
Another name for "True Bill" Indictment
Maximum days in jail a magistrate may issue 30
Maximum $ fine a magistrate may issue $500
Maximum civil penalty a magistrate may issue $7,500
Location of South Carolina Supreme Court Gervais and Sumter Street
Proper name for the criminal side of Circuit Court Court of General Sessions
Trial Court if the Secret Service arrest you for counterfeiting U. S. District Court
Proper name for the procecutor in SC Solicitor
Officers should memorize their testimony False
Total number of people on a jury in magistrate court 6
total number of people on a jury in general sessions 12
Main reason to dress professionally in court Gives you more credibility
Selects the jury prosecutor and defense
Felony More serious crime
Misdemeanor Less serious crime
Statutory Law Law created by legislature
Common Law Law originating from English customs and court cases
First stage in the criminal justice process Initial contact
Possible pleas at arraignment are Not guilty, guilty, no contest and Stand mute
Who hears the arraignment Trial judge
What ciruit is Lexington County in 11th
Court of last resort U. S. Supreme Court
U. S. Supreme Court judges serve for how long Lifetime
Civil side of circuit court is called Court of Common Pleas
Tries juvenile cases in South Carolina Family Court
Created by: erivers258