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How well do you know your US legal terms?
#1 You want to obtain a written testimony from someone who can't be in the court. So, you need an _________.
1 word, 9 letters. There is also an alternate answer.
#2 When a subpoena is issued, what has happened?
A witness has been relieved from the bench.
A witness has been ordered to appear at a certain time.
A witness has been cross-examined.
A counselor has been appointed a case.
The prosecution has rested their case.
#3 If you are arrested for being disrespectful to the judge or the attorneys, the charge is ________ of court.
#4 When a judge has sustained an objection to a question, the question can still be asked and answered.
#5 You have sworn "to tell the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth". However, you have managed to sneak a fib into your testimony. What have you just committed?
1 word, 7 letters.
#6 When someone "takes the Fifth", what is he trying to avoid?
A court order to appear as a witness
A court order to serve as a member of the jury
A question that, when answered, might incriminate himself
A question that, when answered, might offend the judge
A question that, when answered, might offend the members of the jury
#7 When an attorney decides to take a case "pro bono", the attorney will take the case without pay from the people hiring him or her.
#8 A potential juror has just been dismissed without being given a reason. What is this called?
Challenge for cause
#9 When the court wishes to see if someone is under illegal imprisonment, it must obtain which of the following writs?
#10 What is the name of the list of cases on a court's calendar?
1 word, 6 letters.
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