The Court Procedures Of The Criminal State And Local Levels Of Government

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In module III has taught me the roll of the how the courts work, as well as the organization and operation of all federal state and local levels of government. The court procedures are fairly standard throughout the United States. Opening statement shows the prosecutor’s concept and the evidence that will be presented. Followed by examination were prosecution call witness and conducts direct questions. The defense attorneys may also ask questions were the witness can only confirm or deny. Objections can be made at any time of the trial. At the end each attorney review all evidence to decide points of guilt or innocence. Appeal exanimates the facts of the case to ensure that there were to errors made, and determinates that the defendant was treated fairly in the original trial. I also learned that there are four major positions involved in the trial process. Prosecution, defense, judge, and jury. And that not all states use the grand jury; some states use grand juries for all felony filings but other states use grand juries for only certain types of cases for example, the prosecutor charges the defendant by filling information and complaint. New information I gather was that the U.S. Constitution guarantees every defendant the right to due process and a fair trial. Something interesting about the court was that over 90% of all criminal cases end up in plea negotiations. The court procedure is followed by opening statements, direct examination, the patrol officer who was first

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