An alternative to a grand jury indictment is __________, which is used for minor offenses.
Defenders traditionally refer to the justice courts as the _________ and maintain that elimination of the justice courts would remove the close contact many treasure
The Texas Court of Criminal Appeals has one presiding judge and _________ other judges.
Which of the following statements about grand jurors is incorrect?
The accused can have an attorney in the room during questioning
Which of the following is not an original jurisdiction of the Texas Supreme Court?
Ruling in death penalty cases
Most states use the __________ system to select their judges.
some states use non-partisan & Texas uses partisan
Which of the following statements about indictments in Texas is incorrect?
The vote of all of the twelve grand jurors is needed to indict
The majority of the cases heard by the Texas Supreme Court are from a
petition for review
Which branch of government authorizes city governments to determine whether their municipal courts are courts of record?
Original jurisdiction of a court involves all of the following except
review of the record
When an individual is not indicted by a grand jury, a _________ is issued.
The burden of proof standard used in civil cases is
a preponderance of the evidence
Currently, there are _____district courts, all of which function as single-judge courts.
The purpose of a grand jury is to
determine if there is sufficient evidence to bring the accused to trial
Which of the following is not a qualification to become a district court judge?
Must be a resident of Texas for 10 years
Which of the following statements about court of appeals judges is incorrect?
They must have lived in their district five years prior to the election
When grand juries consider matters independent of the district attorney's recommendation they are called
"runaway" grand juries
County courts-at-law have jurisdiction for all of the following except
civil jurisdiction involving cases over $100,000
Which is not an example of a civil suit?