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True/False
Indicate whether the sentence or statement is true or false.

____    1. Defendants have a right to a jury trial if the sentence they face is less than six months.
____    2. The defendant has the right to waive his/her right to a jury trial in favor of a bench trial.
____    3. The State cannot order that a defendant be forced to take medication when he/she is ruled incompetent to
           stand trial.
____    4. A six-person jury is not allowed in a death penalty case.
____    5. Defendants can be convicted by a jury of less than 12 persons.
____    6. A person does not have the right to counsel at trial in a misdemeanor case.
____    7. Any person who is currently in jail on the basis of a probation violation who did not have legal counsel
           representation at trial is being held unconstitutionally.
____    8. The right to self representation is supported by the Sixth Amendment.
____    9. The right to self representation is referred to as proceeding pro se.
____ 10. Specialty courts (e.g., drug court) have been successful in speeding up the adjudication process.
____ 11. Each jurisdiction in the United States conducts criminal trials in different fashions.
____ 12. The jury array provides the state with a potential group of jurors.
____ 13. Voir dire is when potential jurors are questioned by the prosecution and defense to determine if they can sit on
         the jury.
____ 14. Criminal trials permit 3 different types of verdicts.
____ 15. In a criminal case, a preponderance of the evidence is sometimes enough to convict.
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TRUE/FALSE

      1.   ANS:   F   TOP:   legal rights during trial
      2.   ANS:   T   TOP:   legal rights during trial
      3.   ANS:   F   TOP:   the right to be competent at trial
      4.   ANS:   T   TOP:   the right to a jury trial
      5.   ANS:   T   TOP:   the right to a jury trial
      6.   ANS:   F   TOP:   the right to counsel at trial
      7.   ANS:   T   TOP:   the right to counsel at trial
      8.   ANS:   T   TOP:   the right to self-representation
      9.   ANS:   F   TOP:   the right to self-representation
     10.   ANS:   T   TOP:   the right to a speedy trial
     11.   ANS:   F   TOP:   the trial process
     12.   ANS:   T   TOP:   jury selection
     13.   ANS:   T   TOP:   jury selection
     14.   ANS:   F   TOP:   the verdict
     15.   ANS:   F   TOP:   evidentiary standards

								
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