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Courtroom standards analysis

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  1. Introoduction
  2. Judges
  3. Prosecutors
  4. Defense counsel
  5. Other courtroom personal
  6. Conclusion

The role of a Judge in a courtroom is very important. The Judge has many different responsibilities under his or her robe. A courtroom Judge is the person who signs the arrest warrants that permits an arrest to occur and the search warrants required for the Police to perform legal searches. After an arrest has been made the booking process will occur. Following the booking process is the initial appearance. The suspect is informed of their charges and their rights by the Judge. During this process, the suspect is allowed to request an attorney, otherwise one can be appointed. Depending on the crime the Judge may decide that the suspect may require bail for a release. The Judge determines and sets the bail all the while keeping the suspect's charges in mind. The Courtroom Judge may also decide to revoke bail. This may because the suspect is a violent offender, or perhaps they are a repeat offender, or the suspect is a danger to themselves or others. The Judge decides to revoke bail at the initial appearance than the suspect will have to stay in County Jail until the result of the trial. The Courtroom Judge is still required to sit in on the Grand Jury, but the grand jury is a group of people who have been sworn in by the court will determine probable cause. The Courtroom Judge may either approve or deny the plea bargain. The plea bargain is a deal or a promise made by the prosecutor as incentive for the accused suspect guilty plea. The promise may include a lesser charge or sentence.

If the suspect chooses the plea bargain, the guilty plea will then be entered. The Judge listens to both sides reasoning and gives his or her ultimate decision. The Judge oversees the Jury selection process to also ensure that the jury is impartial. When it comes time for a trial, the Judge presides over the trial. The Judge makes rulings on the motions and objections made in the Courtroom. Finally the Courtroom Judge decides the verdict, in cases where a jury is not used. In both types of trials, the Courtroom Judge decides the sentencing for the convicted. If the case is to be heard on appeal, a Judge will hear that case and may decide to overturn the verdict.

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