Unformatted text preview: (This sometimes precedes arrest.)
rraignment, the defendant is formally charged and he enters a plea. If he pleas "not guilty," he
must stand trial, either a jury trial or a bench trial (no jury).
n a criminal trial: (1) The defendant is presumed innocent.
2) The burden of proof on the prosecution is to prove criminal guilt beyond a reasonable doubt
(i.e., proof that is entirely convincing, satisfied to a moral certainty).
3) The defendant cannot be required to testify.
he trial begins with the jury’s selection, if the defendant chooses a jury trial, followed by
he Chapter 6
Chapter Grand Jury—Not innocence or guilt One sided Secret—Not open to public Target has few rights Chapter 6
Chapter Arrest—Getting out of jail Arraignment Plea bargains Constitutional Protection for the
Fourth Protection Conferred
Freedom from unreasonable search and seizure Fifth Due process
Right to indictment by grand jury for capital crimes*
Freedom from double jeopardy
Freedom from selfincrimination Sixth Right to speedy, public trial by jury
Right to be informed of accusations
Right to confront witnesses
Right to present witnesses
View Full Document
- Spring '08
- Business Law, criminal law