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