Chapter 5 vocabulary

Chapter 5 vocabulary - Chapter5Vocabulary

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Chapter 5 Vocabulary Former acquittal-  a defense based on double jeopardy in which defendant claims that he  or she has been acquitted of the charged offense Grand jury-  an investigative body that meets to determine whether there is sufficient  evidence to support an indictment against a defendant. The grand jury may also  investigate the conduct of public officials and agencies Indictment-  a written statement charging the defendant or defendants named therein with  the commission of an indictable offense, presented to the court by a grand jury, endorsed  “A True Bill,” and signed by the foreperson. The term indictment includes presentment Nolo Contendere-  a plea of no contest that supports a conviction if accepted by the judge Preliminary hearing-  a proceeding before a judicial officer to determine if a crime has 
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