Criminal Courts

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Courtroom work groups
Melissa Manciel
Robin Clawson

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When you have reached this point in the judicial process, lives can be changed. Making the wrong decision can allow your life to be altered. There are selected groups of people who help the process of these proceedings. This is the time where a person is considered innocent until proven guilty. As time progress, the process will change and the roles themselves may change. The state courts hear civil, juvenile, drug, traffic, and family cases. While federal courts review cases where federal statues and issues between states are presented. In addition, the appellate court reviews the decisions made in state and federal courts. There is one court in this country that has its own set of rules and guideline that are not set forth by the state or federal government and that is the tribal courts. They have their own set of codes and provisions that they operate under. As I reviewed the tribal courts, I learned that no tribal courts are the same or follow the same guidelines. Therefore, as we review the roles and the workgroup within these courts remember that no two courts and no two cases are the same.
Criminal Courts
There is a collective group of people and they all play an important role in the courtroom. The judge is the head role on a courtroom; they review evidence and hand down sentencing over each case. They also make sure that the court cases are processed properly and by the guidelines at forth in the federal or state are being meet and they are far under the law.
The witness plays an important role in the prosecution and the defense’s case. Their testimony can change the outcome of a case. There are two type of witnesses: lay witnesses are eyewitnesses or a person who has first-hand knowledge of the crime. Then there are expert witnesses who have a special skill or/and…...

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