The Prosecutor's Discretion Involves Whether or Not to ______.
The prosecutor's discretion involves whether or not to ______.
A) read the offender their Miranda rights
B) set bail
C) sentence an offender
D) file formal charges
Who has the discretion to drop charges if they decide that the evidence against the accused is weak?
Information that would lead a person to believe that another has committed, is committing, or is about to commit a crime is known as ______.
B) circumstantial evidence
C) probable cause
D) preponderance of the evidence
Which of the following statements is true of grand jury proceedings?
A) Both the prosecutor and defense attorneys outline the evidence to the grand jury.
B) The judge determines if there is probable cause to believe the accused committed the crime.
C) The defendant enters a plea at the grand jury trial.
D) If the grand jury finds sufficient evidence, it submits an indictment to the court.