Virginia Courts
Criminal Procedures
U.S. Courts
Civil or Criminal
Judicial Vocab
100
The only courts in Virginia that may have jury trials
What are circuit courts?
100
This is the first step in the procedures for criminal cases
What is arrest upon probable cause?
100
These are the lowest federal courts
What are U.S. District Courts
100
Someone rear-ended your car
What is civil
100
The decision of a judge or jury
What is verdict
200
This court has original jurisdiction over misdemeanors
What is General District Court
200
For criminal case procedures, what step directly follows an arraignment?
What is a trial?
200
The number of justices on the Supreme Court
What is nine
200
Doctor accidentally gave you the wrong prescription, sorry you ended up with IBS
What is civil
200
The person who files a complaint
Who is the plaintiff
300
This court has appellate jurisdiction to review decisions of the circuit court?
What is the VA Court of Appeals
300
After being arrested, an accused person may be temporarily released by paying this.
What is bail
300
The jurisdiction of the U.S. Court of Appeals
What is primarily appellate, limited original jurisdiction.
300
Doctor intentionally gave you the wrong prescription
What is criminal
300
The power of a court to hear review a previously decided case
What is appellate jurisdiction
400
What is the jurisdiction of the VA Supreme Court?
What is primarily appellate, with limited original jurisdiction
400
What happens during arraignment?
Probable cause is reviewed, a lawyer may be appointed, and a plea is entered.
400
These federal court only have original jurisdiction
What are the U.S. District Courts
400
You hired a personal injury lawyer
What is civil
400
The power of courts to determine whether executive actions or laws of Congress are constitutional or not
What is judicial review
500
This court has original jurisdiction for felonies
What is the circuit court
500
If you're unhappy with a guilty verdict you may do this
What is appeal
500
These are the only federal courts that may have juries
What are the U.S. District Courts
500
You hired Johnny Cochran
What is criminal
500
The official power and authority to make legally binding decisions and judgments
What is jurisdiction
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