Intro CJ Ch 5.2   Multiple Choice Questions (11)

A log containing the complete history of each case in the form of brief chronological entries summarizing the court proceedings.

  • Assistant U.S. Attorney
  • Nolle Prosequi
  • Independent Counsel
  • Docket

A Supreme Court decision that requires the appointment of counsel before a prison sentence can be levied against a criminal defendant.

  • United States Attorneys
  • Assistant U.S. Attorney
  • City Attorney
  • Argersinger v. Hamlin (1972)

A lawyer appointed by the federal government to investigate allegations of wrongdoing by a government official.

  • Indigent Defendant
  • State’s Attorney
  • Nolle Prosequi
  • Independent Counsel

U.S. Government attorneys who serve as prosecutors in federal criminal cases.

  • Assistant U.S. Attorney
  • Argersinger v. Hamlin (1972)
  • State’s Attorney
  • Independent Counsel

The attorney, usually an elected official, tasked with prosecuting accused persons in the name of the state.

  • District Attorney (D.A.)
  • Docket
  • Faretta v. California (1975)
  • Assistant U.S. Attorney

A Latin legal phrase meaning “will no longer prosecute;” formal notice by a prosecutor that a case is being dropped.

  • State’s Attorney
  • District Attorney (D.A.)
  • Nolle Prosequi
  • City Attorney

A civil servant lawyer tasked with representing a city in legal matters, often including prosecutions.

  • Independent Counsel
  • District Attorney (D.A.)
  • City Attorney
  • Assistant U.S. Attorney

A SCOTUS ruling that established the precedent that people have a right to self-representation in criminal cases.

  • Argersinger v. Hamlin (1972)
  • City Attorney
  • Faretta v. California (1975)
  • Independent Counsel

A person that cannot afford an attorney to defend them against a criminal accusation.

  • Assistant U.S. Attorney
  • Nolle Prosequi
  • Indigent Defendant
  • District Attorney (D.A.)

Conduct most of the trial work in which the United States is a party.

  • Docket
  • United States Attorneys
  • Assistant U.S. Attorney
  • State’s Attorney