Lawyer Lingo It's A Thing - How Many Of These Words Do You Know?

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Is the law on your side?

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 Nov 10, 2018

1 of 18Choose Your Answer:

What does an "affidavit" describe?
A list of potential jurors
Authorized statement of facts
A court ruling

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What does "Habeas corpus" protect against?
False imprisonment
Too long of a sentence
False accusations

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A "barrister" is another name for:
A lawyer
A witness
A judge

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What is a "writ"?
A formal written command issued by a judge
A multiple life sentence
List of charges against a defendant

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What happens with a "stay" in court?
A jury is deliberating
The proceedings can move ahead
The proceedings are delayed

6 of 18Choose Your Answer:

Comments made at the beginning of a trial by the attorneys to the jury are called:
Opening Statements
Miranda rights
Briefs

7 of 18Choose Your Answer:

The charge of having committed a crime, based on the judgment of a grand jury is called an:
Injunction
Incident
Indictment

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Law concerning marriage, divorce, and child custody and support is called:
Family Law
Criminal Law
Probate

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A trial without a jury is called a:
Arraignment
Bench Trial
Appeal

10 of 18Choose Your Answer:

If someone has "credibility," what are they?
Believable
Rich
Cunning

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What do "damages" describe?
Physical pain
Emotional damage
Money to be recovered

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Who is a "defendant" in court?
The person being charged
The person bringing the case to court
The bailiff

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What is a "hung jury"?
A jury that can't decide
A jury that's too biased
A jury that's been influenced by outside sources

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If something is "overruled":
A objection that the judge disagrees with
An objection that the judge asks for clarification on
An objection that the judge allows

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What is "perjury"?
Lying under oath
Telling the media what's going on in the courtroom
Swearing with the wrong hand on the Bible

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Who decides the "verdict" in court?
The judge
The lawyers
The jury

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What is "testimony"?
The act of expressing earnest opposition or protest
Statements by witnesses under oath
A rumor or gossip

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A "civil trial" is a trial:
Between two disagreeing parties
A trial related to a traffic violation
A trial where a person is accused of breaking the law
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