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Chapter sixteen Civil + Criminal Law

a Plaintiff is... someone who claims a loss
A Defendant is... Someone who argues there is no responsibility on their part.
Injunction A court order
Equity A Judge can rule an injunction to halt a person or a group to stop an action
Civil cases started by a complaint filed by a lawyer. A court then sends a summons to the Defendant who answers in pleadings.
Mediation and Arbitrary Review case and offer a settlement
Discovery Each side gathers facts before trial which is heard most likely by a judge, but sometimes a jury.
Criminal cases Punishment for an offense against a person or a society.
Plea Bargining Agrees to plead guilty but to a lesser charge
Testimony "The whole truth and nothing but the truth"
Cross- Examine witness must answer to both prosecution and defense
Drop or Retrial is a cause of The jury can't decide
Arraignment If Defendant is charged, they must enter a plea.
Created by: Sarasmilesxfive