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Judical Branch in GA Government, Civil Law, Criminal Law, Justice

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Who has the burden of proof in a civil case? defendant
What are the most serious criminal crimes called? felonies
A city with its own government is called a municipality
Most county governments are headed by elected boards of commissioners
How many justices serve on the Georgia state supreme court? 7
A grand jury in Georgia decides whether or not a person accused of a crime should be charged and stand trial for that crime.
Which is NOT a method of solving conflicts peacefully? war
Which is NOT a criminal charge? divorce
Cases are automatically reviewed by the state supreme court when they deal with? the death penalty.
The main governing authority in almost all of Georgia's counties is the board of commissioners
A Government in which a city and county government have joined to form a single government is called a(n) consolidated government
Which county official is elected rather than appointed? commissioner
Which is the most common type of city government in Georgia? mayor-council
A juvenile in Georgia is one who is under the age of 17.
Delinquent juveniles are those who are under seventeen years of age and who commit acts that would be crimes if they were committed by adults.
Which protection does NOT apply to juveniles in Georgia's courts? the right to a trial before a jury of peers.
The first step when a juvenile is taken into custody is an adjudicatory hearing.
Subdivisions of the state set up to carry out certain governmental functions are called? counties
What is the main goal of special-purpose governments? to provide for the public welfare
In a dispositional hearing, the judge determines the punishment.
Created by: layla.ballard
 

 



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