Week 2 distance learning - Civics Townsend
Updated: 3/31/2020
Week 2 distance learning - Civics Townsend
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Steps of a criminal case

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  • Steps of a criminal case
  • Local library was set on fire last night. Witnesses say they saw a suspect by the name John Smith
  • BREAKING NEWS
  • 1. Arrest with a probable cause
  • You have the right to remain silent and refuse to answer any questions. Anything you say may be used against you in the court of law. You have the right to consult an attorney before speaking to the police and to have an attorney present during questioning now or in the future.
  • John Smith you are under arrest for committing arson to the local library.
  • 2. Jail or Bail
  • Ok, I will pay the $500 for his bail.
  • Your bail has been paid. You get to go home until the court date.
  • 3. The arraignment
  • What is your plea ?
  • Not Guilty
  • 4. Trial
  • Is it true Mr. Smith bought matches from your store the night of the fire?
  • Yes, That is true.
  • 5. The Verdict (outcome)
  • The defendant is guilty
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