Street Law: A Course in Practical Law

Chapter 14: Criminal Justice Process: The Trial

Student Self-Assessment Quizzes

Due process includes
A)a jury trial closed to the public.
B)a trial without undue delay.
C)immunity from federal prosecution.
D)a free attorney even when criminal defendants can afford to pay for one.
Peremptory challenges to prospective jurors can
A)never be objected to.
B)be used to exclude jurors because they are biased.
C)be used to exclude jurors without having to give a reason.
D)be used to keep people of a specific racial group, gender, or national origin off the jury.
Jury nullification means that
A)defendants can waive their right to a jury trial.
B)juries may disregard the law in the interests of justice.
C)the judge may throw out the jury's verdict for lack of evidence.
D)potential jurors are dismissed from the jury pool.
A subpoena is
A)a court order to compel a witness to come to court.
B)a pretrial order to suppress evidence that has been seized illegally.
C)a dismissal of a juror because of bias.
D)a court appointment of a public defender to represent the accused.
Adult defendants who are disruptive in court may have their right to confront witnesses restricted by
A)having a guilty verdict entered against them.
B)being bound and gagged.
C)having the jury dismissed and holding a bench trial.
D)refusing to allow defense attorneys to help their clients.
If prosecutors refer in closing argument to the defendant's failure to testify on his or her own behalf, they have
A)violated the defendant's right to be free from self-incrimination.
B)not violated any of the defendant's rights.
C)violated the defendant's right to a speedy trial.
D)not violated the defendant's right to due process.
In a criminal case in which no jail time is possible as a penalty, the defendant has
A)no constitutional right to an attorney.
B)a constitutional right to an attorney.
C)a constitutional right to an attorney only if he or she is too poor to pay for one.
D)a constitutional right to a public defender.
For an accused person in a felony case, a lawyer will be appointed
A)from the prosecutor's office.
B)when the accused is too poor to hire a lawyer.
C)unless there is an eyewitness who saw the accused commit the crime.
D)unless the evidence establishes that the accused is guilty.
_____ may be available to criminal defendants who have been convicted.
A)A motion to suppress
B)A motion for a change of venue
C)A petition for a writ of habeas corpus
D)An automatic right to be free until an appeal is heard
An appeal includes
A)the submission of legal briefs.
B)jury deliberations.
C)the testimony of witnesses.
D)fact-finding by appellate judges.
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