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
____ 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
____ 14. Criminal trials permit 3 different types of verdicts.
____ 15. In a criminal case, a preponderance of the evidence is sometimes enough to convict.
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