professional courtoom roles

professional courtoom roles - Professional Members of the...

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The professional members of the courtroom are those who are directly and mandatorily involved in the trial process. The members of this group are dedicated to bringing a trial to a successful close. The most important professional role in the courtroom is undoubtably the judge. The judge has the primary duty of ensuring justice. The judge holds ultimate authority including ruling on matters of law, determining the outcome of an objection, determining admissible evidence, and all around discipline of the court and its challengers. In most places, the judge also sentences the accused after the jury returns a verdict, or sentences the accused if the trial process is waived. The next professional role in the courtroom is the prosecuting attorney, or prosecutor. The prosecutor is responsible for presenting the state’s case against the defendant. Prosecutors are usually elected and serve four year terms. It is the prosecutor’s goal to present evidence against the defendant and rally in the favor of a conviction. The prosecutor must prove beyond a reasonable doubt that the
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