Chapter 6 Notes

Chapter 6 Notes - 1 CJ 2350 Court Systems and Criminal...

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1 CJ 2350 Court Systems and Criminal Procedure Chapter 6: Place and Time of Trial  Key Terms: Change of venue- moving of the trial to a different geographical location Competency- refers to the mental state of the defendant at the time of trial. A defendant must be able to assist his or her counsel in defending of the case Constitutional right to speedy trial- the defendant’s right to a speedy trial guaranteed by the Sixth Amendment. Speedy trial time starts when prosecution is commenced Continuance- the delay of a trial at the request of one of the parties Insanity - the abnormal mental state of the defendant at the time that the crime was committed Statute of limitations- the time within which criminal proceedings must commence after the commission of the crime. Some crimes, such as murder, have no stature of limitations Statutory right to a speedy trial- defendant’s right to a speedy trial, which is guaranteed by a statute PRETRIAL ACTION -It must be determined when and where the trial will take place, whether the trial will be by the  judge alone or by a jury, whether the defendant will represent himself or herself or be assisted  by counsel, what witnesses will be called, what physical evidence will be presented, and  whether a pretrial hearing will be held.  COMPETENCY TO STAND TRIAL -The defense of  insanity  refers to the defendant’s mental state at the time that the alleged crime  was committed. - Insanity - the abnormal mental state of the defendant at the time that the crime was committed -Competency to stand trial refers to the defendant’s mental state at the time of the trial.
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