Asked in History, Politics & Society
How were trials in Athens similar to trials in the US today?
They were both jury trials, although in ancient Greece juries numbered in the hundreds and juries also acted as judges. ...
Asked in US Constitution, Salem Witch Trials
What were the juries like in the Salem witch trials?
There was not a jury for the Salem Witch Trials. Instead, there was multiple judges that voted on verdict and sentence. Juries at the time were much like they are today: citizens performing a civil service. ...
Asked in Criminal Law, US Constitution, Court Procedure
What is the differences between a trial court and a court of appeals?
A trial court convenes juries, conducts trials and adjudicates defendants. An appeals court hears appeals of the trial court's trials - does not convene juries - does not conduct trials - and renders juedgements on the application of law and proper procedures. ...
Asked in Federal Laws, US Government, Court Procedure
What are the two types of juries in the federal court system?
Grand Juries: Hear evidence to decide if the suspect/defendant should be indicted. Petit Juries: Hear civil and criminal trials and render a verdict. ...
Asked in US Constitution
Which amendment guarantees the rights of individuals in criminal trials?
Amendment 6 (criminal trials.) Protection of the federal Gov'
Asked in Criminal Law, US Constitution
In trials do juries award more than offers from lawyers?
Yes, it occasionally occurs.
Asked in Politics and Government, US Constitution
What is a simple seventh amendment?
The 7th Amendment guarantees people the right to a jury trial in Federal Court in many cases of civil trials. This amendment also applies to cases in which the Federal Courts review the results of State courts. It guarantees that there will be at least 6 persons on the juries. This amendment is unusual in that it does not apply directly to State courts; however, most States abide by it, anyway. ...
Asked in History of the United States
What is the purpose of a petit jury?
The correct name is PETIT jury (with no 'e' on the end). Petit juries decide factual issues at a trial or inquest. They are the "finders of fact." That's why they are usually called "trial juries." However, not all trials are jury trials and in both civil and criminal cases, sometimes a jury is not used or is only used for some of the factual issues and not others. Trials which are conducted before a judge alone are called "bench" trials...
Asked in Law & Legal Issues, US Constitution
How many courts in Georgia are there no juries?
All Georgia trial courts can have bench trials, or trials without juries. Jury trials are only held in state and superior courts. Other courts include: municipal, magistrate, probate, juvenile and recorders. Each city has municipal court, and each county or circuit has some combination of the available county courts. ...
What are the two most common kinds of juries?
Grand juries and Petit juries are the two kinds of juries. Grand juries review evidence of criminal action to determine if there is probable cause for bringing charges and if so, issue an indictment. Petit juries review evidence in both civil and criminal trials to determine the facts and render verdicts either for or against the parties in civil actions or guilty or not guilty in criminal actions. ...
Asked in Law & Legal Issues
What three elements are found only in trial courts?
Trials, juries, and pre-trial motions among other things.
Asked in Criminal Law
Which states accept majority verdicts in criminal trials?
Many-most states have provisions whereby 'majority' verdicts are acceptable in minor (misdemeanor or traffic) trials, or they allow for juries of less than 12 jurors. Most(all?) still require full 12 member juries to hear felony cases. ...
Asked in US Constitution, History
Which Amendment addressed the moral issue of alcohol?
The 18th Amendment deals with alcohol