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Chapter 4 vocabulary

Chapter 4 vocabulary - Demurrer the formal mode of...

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Chapter 4 Vocabulary Arraignment-  a hearing before a court having jurisdiction in which the identity of the  defendant is established, the defendant is informed of the charges and of his or her rights,  and in some states the defendant is required to enter a plea Bail-  a form of pretrial release in which the defendant is required to post money or  property to ensure his or her presence in trial Bounty hunters-  individuals who hunt persons who have violated the terms of their bail  and did not appear in court Complaint-  a written statement made upon oath before a judge, magistrate, or official  authorized by law to issue warrants of arrest, setting forth essential facts constituting an  offense and alleging that the defendant committed the offense
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Unformatted text preview: Demurrer- the formal mode of disputing the sufficiency in law of the pleadings contained in the complaint Exoneration of bail- the court’s act in dissolving bail after the defendant has appeared in court as required Initial appearance- the 1 st appearance by the defendant in a criminal case before a judge. Generally, at the initial appearance, the defendant is informed of the charges against him or her and advised of his or her rights. In some states it is the same as an arraignment Material witness- a witness whose presence is deemed necessary for the trial of the case. A person designated as a material witness may be required to post security to ensure his or her presence in trial...
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