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Adjudicatory Hearing Procedure used to determine the facts in a juvenile case.
Aggravating circumstances Factors that tend to increase the seriousness of an offense.
Arraignment A hearing in which a suspect is charged and pleads guilty or not guilty.
Booking The formal process of making a police record of an arrest.
Capital Punishment The death penalty putting a convicted person to death as punishment for a crime.
Corroborate To establish or strengthen as with new evidence or facts.
Custodial Interrogating Questioning a person after they have been taken into custody.
Delinquent Offenders Youths who have committed acts that would be crimes if committed by adult under federal, state, or local laws.
Disposition Final sentence or result of a case.
DNA evidence Biological evidence used to connect an offender conclusively to a crime.
duress Force or threats to make someone do something.
insanity defense Legal defense based on claims of mental illness or mental incapacity.
intoxication A physical and mental change produced by drinking alcohol or drugs.
judicial integrity As used in discussing search and seizure this is an argument for the sue of the exclusionary rule, which emphasizes that courts should not permit law. breaking by police
mitigating circumstances Factors that tend to lesson the seriousness of an offense.
motion of a change of venue A request to change the location of a trial to avoid community hostility for the convenience of a witness or for other reasons.
motion for a continuance A request to postpone a lawsuit to gain more time to prepare the case.
motion for a discovery of evidence Request by the defendant to examine before trial certain evidence possessed by the prosecution.
motion to suppress evidence Motion filed by a criminal defense attorney asking the court to exclude any evidence that was illegally obtained from the attorney client.
preliminary hearing Property of belongings that can be moved such as cars, clothing, furniture, and appliances.
reentry A program created by the US belt of justice designed to reduce serious crimes committed by ex-offenders.
self incrimination Giving evidence and answering questions that would tend to subject one to criminal prosecution.
status offenders An illegal act that can only be committed by a juvenile.
Created by: Dessy124