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Judicial Branch of Georgia

Who has the burden of proof in a criminal case ? Defendant
Who has the burden of proof in a civil case ? Plaintiff
Which is NOT a criminal Charge ? Divorce
What are the most serious criminal crimes called ? felonies
Which is NOT a method of solving conflicts peacefully ? War
Which is NOT a good method to solve a conflict with a friend ? Argue your position
Which peace of advice is LEAST effective when disagreeing diplomatically ? State your position or opinion clearly
What is a Capital Crime ? Crimes that can be punished by the death penalty
A juvenile in Georgia is one who is under the age of 17
What is the main goal of special-purpose government ? Inadequate tax bases and competing demands for existing taxes make it hard for cities and counties to provide all the services their citizens desire.
Delinquent juveniles are those who are minors, usually defined as being between the ages of 10 and 18, who have committed some act that violates the law.
Which is the most common type of city government in Georgia ? Board of commissioners-mayor
How many rights are included in GA's bill of rights ? 28
Which county official is elected rather than appointed ? Commissioner
What rights are juveniles not guaranteed ? No bail
Who has the burden of proof in a civil case ? State
What is the purpose of the grand jury? Person accused of crime should be charged and stand trial for that crime
How are positions in GA's state courts filled? Elected by GA voters
Which elected state official controls the administrations of state and federal funds? State school superintendent
A grand jury in Georgia decides whether or not a person accused of a crime is guilty or innocent
How many justices serve on the Georgia state supreme court ? 9
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