The Justice System

By: Hillarie, Chagall, Tim, Spencer

Arrest...

The police book and arrest a suspect for a certain crime.

Preliminary Hearing

Suspect sits before a judge and bail is set.

Indictment

Jury or Judge hears evidence and formally charges the suspect with the crime.

Arraignment

If the suspect pleads not guilty the trial date gets set. If the suspect pleads guilty then a plea bargain is set.

Trial

Prosecution and defense presents cases to jury or judge. The verdict is reached. Guilty or not guilty.

Acquittal

Defendant found not guilty and is set free. His record is wiped.

Sentencing

The defendant is found guilty and the judge sets punishment.

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