When the officers are notified that the defendants have been arrested, the investigation begins. The officer who is arresting will then place a call to the pre-trial service office with information about the defendant, and the circumstances about the arrest. Officers then interview the defendant. These interviews are done to determine the source of support for the defendant, activities, living style, and working situation. Also, during this interview, a criminal history check is done.
Prosecution versus Defense Sherri Porter Introduction to Criminal Court System December 4, 2011 Stephen Slaughter Axia College of University of Phoenix Prosecution versus Defense Two very important roles in the criminal justice system are the defense and the prosecution. Holding the criminals accountable for their actions, and proving they were the ones who did it are the prosecutions responsibility. The defense is in charge of making sure the person accused of the criminal offense is proven innocent of the criminal act they are being charged for. The defense also makes sure the accused gets a speedy trial. The prosecution’s job starts the minute they are informed about the criminal act the person is being accused of.
The role of the Clerk of Court is to maintain records of criminal cases, which includes keeping track of papers, organizing papers, and keeping tabs on the decisions, and orders of the judge. Along with maintaining the court schedule, the clerk also prepares the jury pool, issues summons, and subpoena’s witnesses for the prosecution and defense attorneys. Finally, the clerk is responsible for marking and maintaining custody of physical evidence (Meyer & Grant,
I observed the police prosecutors consulting the defendants’ legal agent on many occasions discussing alternatives to a prison sentence and what the prosecutors felt was fair in way of punishment for this defendant. The bench clerk is the person appointed to assist the Magistrate in the court
This criminal law website is determined to keep people who are under investigation or have already been arrested, to keep their record clean and out of jail. These investigations can be for sex crimes, assault, and DUIs. Criminal laws for these statues are hard to prove innocent. Mainly for these cases a plea deal or as a defense attorney you hope that the cop did something wrong. Sex crimes are very serious and law
The criminal system is directed by the adversarial system. “The prosecutor gathers and presents evidence to prove the defendant’s guilt, and the defendant may respond by rebutting the state’s evidence and by gathering evidence of his own to prove his innocence (“The Future of Adversarial Systems,” 2010, p.285). One of the most significant principles underlying the adversarial system is that the accused must always be considered innocent until proven
In this paper according to Ashford University, the instructor wants me to identify with someone of the main objects and classes I would expect to find in a law firm that specializes in civil filings I will: 5. Describe each of these classes, including their names and attribute using Figure 10-2 (pg. 374) as an example. 6. Describe any generalization/specialization relationships, using Figure 10-4 (pg.
Prosecutors are responsible to make sure the guilty person is prosecuted and that innocent people are protected from unwarranted prosecution. Prosecutors decide which types of plea bargains to enter and can ask the court to dismiss the charges. Prosecutors have more discretion than any other legal person including judges. A prosecutor’s position is much more difficult than portrayed on television. On television, the prosecutor, or ADA comes in tries the case and leaves.
The Courtroom and the Courthouse Batisha Branner CJA/373 August 25, 2010 William Rice A law enforcement officer role in the courtroom is very important to the prosecutors because Law enforcement officers have direct crime scene experience and can testify about their conversations with the defendant. If an officer receives a confession or if the defendant has provided the officer with incriminating information than the prosecutor can use that information against the defendant in court. The law enforcement officers can also be cross examined by the defense counsel. Police officers also can testify about evidence that they have collected at a crime scene that can incriminate the defendant. In some cases the law enforcement officer role in a courtroom can be to just to keep peace, and order in the courtroom.
Courts play an important part in determine who is and isn’t guilty. Adjudication also ensure that the lower courts apply the law right. It helps ensure that judges who make a mistake are held accountable for their mistakes. Appellate courts are important to the criminal justice system. Appellate courts help decide how police officers do their jobs.