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.
[...] There are many cases that go plea bargained before they reach a trial by jury, which decreases the amount of caseloads the courts have to deal with. When there is undisputed truth of guilt against a defendant, the defense attorney will strategize a modification of punishment by giving the case in the best possible way. Other Courtroom Personal A fair trial calls for an impartial jury. In order for justice to truly be blind, the jury must hold no bias towards the accused. In order to determine a lack of bias, the master jury list is used. [...]
[...] 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. Prosecutors A prosecutor is one that initiates and carries out legal action in a criminal proceeding. They are lawyers who are empowered to prosecute cases on behalf of a government and the people. [...]
[...] The foreign born woman is in fear of her life and would like an order of protection against her husband. The judge presiding over the case is unable to understand the woman's plea. Her request is denied. The major loser in this case was justice. The court reporter types the official record of the trial which is everything that is being said in the court room word for word as a federal law requirement. The court reporter sits near the witness stand. [...]
[...] The citizens gather in the courtroom and are asked a series of questions by the prosecutor and also by the defense attorney which is called the voir dire. These questions, both oral and written, are to determine bias and weed out those who may hold possible prejudice towards the accused. The attorneys from both sides may challenge the potential jurors. If either side feels that a potential juror is unfit to serve as a jury member, they may challenge the jury member with what is called peremptory challenges or a challenge for cause. [...]
[...] Each case is different just as well as the roles which is important. Today we evaluate these roles and justified each measure. References Chen. Michelle. (2009). Language barriers in the courtroom. Retrieved on February from http://colorlines.com/archives/2009/07/language_barriers_in_the_court_1 .html. [...]
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