Ch. 30 Study Guide

Ch. 30 Study Guide - Chapter 30 Judicial Branch Questions 1...

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Chapter 30 Judicial Branch Questions 1. How does the burden of proof differ in criminal and civil cases? Criminal- The state must prove that the defendant is guilty. Civil- the state must prove that the defendant satisfied each element of the statutory definition of the crime, and the defendant's participation 2. What is the difference between a felony and a misdemeanor? Misdemeanor- fine or a year > less in jail Felony- serious criminal offense. 1, 2, & 3 degree. 3. What is an adversary proceeding? A judicial hearing or other proceeding involving a real dispute between opposing parties 4. What is plea bargaining? Why is it common? A negotiation between prosecutor and defendant in a criminal case in an attempt to reach a mutually satisfactory middle ground and, therefore, obviate the need for a trial. Usually it consists of the defendantÂ’s pleading guilty to a lesser charge in exchange for a lesser sentence than he might receive had he been convicted on the original charge(s). 5.
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