Criminal Case

Criminal Case

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  • Arrest: Jacob was arrested after a member of the police saw him carrying a large bag of money out of the Rachel household. Other witnesses also reported this event.
  • Hearing: After being arrested, Jacob was informed of the charges against him, including grand theft and breaking and entering. He was offered a bail by the judge.
  • Indictment: A Grand Jury met and decided that Jacob should be indicted. (Formally charged for his crimes)
  • Arraignment: Jacob goes to court and offers his plea, claiming that he is not guilty of the accused crimes. Due to this, the trial continues as normal.
  • Trial: Each side of the trial brings out witnesses under oath, and is allowed to cross-examine the other side's witnesses. Afterwards, the Judge explains the laws relevant to the case, and the jury decides Jacob's fate. The jury must make a unanimous vote on Jacob's guilt due to state law.
  • Verdict and Appeal: A verdict was reach unanimously by the jury. Jacob was convicted of his crimes and is to spend the next 2 years in prison. If he believes that his sentence or trial was unfair, he maintains the right to appeal his case to a higher court.
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