This is a 18 slide, highly animated, power point presentations on The United States Court System - The Trial Phase. Each of the presentation slides are editable so you can change it to fit your individual needs.
After many weeks or months of preparation, the prosecutor is ready for the most important part of his job: the trial. The trial is a structured process where the facts of a case are presented to a jury, and they decide if the defendant is guilty or not guilty of the charge offered.
During trial, the prosecutor uses witnesses and evidence to prove to the jury that the defendant committed the crime(s). The defendant, represented by an attorney, also tells his side of the story using witnesses and evidence. In a trial, the decides what evidence can be shown to the jury. A judge is there to make sure the entire process is played fairly. At trial, one of the 1st things a prosecutor and defense attorney must do is the selection of jurors for the case.
Jurors are selected to listen to the facts of the case and to determine if the defendant committed the crime. 12 jurors are selected randomly from the jury pool, (a list of potential jurors compiled from voter registration records of people living in the Federal district). When selecting the jury, the prosecutor and defense attorney may not discriminate against any group of people. For example, the judge will not allow them to select only men or only women.
A few months after the defendant is found guilty, he returns to court to be sentenced. The judge receives guidance and assistance from several sources in order to sentence a defendant. Congress has established minimum and maximum punishments for many crimes which the judge uses to craft a sentence.
The United States Sentencing Commissions has produced a set of sentencing guidelines that recommend certain punishments for certain crimes while considering various factors. The judge will also look at a presentence report and consider statements from the victims as well as the defendant and lawyers.
The presentation covers the following:
Jury Selection (2)
Burden of Proof
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