{[ promptMessage ]}

Bookmark it

{[ promptMessage ]}

cj ch9 - Chapter 9 Courts Pretrial Processes Dual Court...

Info icon This preview shows pages 1–3. Sign up to view the full content.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Chapter 9: Courts & Pretrial Processes Dual Court System (figure 9.1) Separate state and federal court systems Federal courts deal with matters of federal law State courts deal with matters of state law Native American tribal courts constitute a third system in several states State Court Structure Arranged like a pyramid One court of last resort: Supreme Court Intermediate appellate courts Trial courts (criminal/civil) Limited jurisdiction Juvenile courts Probate/Estate courts District courts General jurisdiction: Circuit courts (MI, numbered) Law defines jurisdiction of each Trial Courts Handle determinations of guilt and sentencing Trial courts of limited jurisdiction Less formal in structure Handle 90% of all criminal cases Misdemeanors Preliminary hearing in felony cases Trial courts of general jurisdiction Felony cases Major Civil Cases Civil Actions Occur in the same courts Limited jurisdiction courts District: Landlord tenant, small claims, some traffic Probate: Everything is civil, including juvenile proceedings Circuit: Lawsuits over certain amount, juvenile, domestic relations State Appellate Courts Rights of appeal determined by law Review of previous trial for procedural errors Possible outcomes: Uphold (sustain) original verdict Order a new trial (remand)
Image of page 1

Info icon This preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Remand for sentencing Release defendant State Court of Last Resort (figure 9.2)
Image of page 2
Image of page 3
This is the end of the preview. Sign up to access the rest of the document.
  • Spring '08
  • Maxwell
  • Criminal Justice, Supreme Court of the United States, United States district court, State supreme court, State court, United States Courts of Appeal The United States District Court The U.S. Supreme Court Highest court

{[ snackBarMessage ]}

What students are saying

  • Left Quote Icon

    As a current student on this bumpy collegiate pathway, I stumbled upon Course Hero, where I can find study resources for nearly all my courses, get online help from tutors 24/7, and even share my old projects, papers, and lecture notes with other students.

    Student Picture

    Kiran Temple University Fox School of Business ‘17, Course Hero Intern

  • Left Quote Icon

    I cannot even describe how much Course Hero helped me this summer. It’s truly become something I can always rely on and help me. In the end, I was not only able to survive summer classes, but I was able to thrive thanks to Course Hero.

    Student Picture

    Dana University of Pennsylvania ‘17, Course Hero Intern

  • Left Quote Icon

    The ability to access any university’s resources through Course Hero proved invaluable in my case. I was behind on Tulane coursework and actually used UCLA’s materials to help me move forward and get everything together on time.

    Student Picture

    Jill Tulane University ‘16, Course Hero Intern