Test 5 Wadell
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Test 5 Wadell
What person seeks to recover financial damages in a civil law proceedings, the case is heard under?
A binding agreement between 2 or more people
Prevent harm from occuring
courts structure of TX differs from 48 other states because
TX has two supreme courts, one for civil and one for criminal cases
One may appeal a case from a trial court to an appeals court for each accept
the defendant was unhappy with the outcome of the decision
When a grand jury returns an indictment, this means that
a defendant has been formally charged with committing a felony and must stand charges
Judical review occurs
A court determins that an executive officer has acted in a way which violates the athority granted to that officer
Dillions rule is that local units of government
Limit structures of power
Counties differ from municipalites and special districts
counties are authorized by the state (created)
Felonies such as bank robers, murderers go to what court?
What are the two types of jurries?
Trial Jury -randomlly selected
Grand Jury - determined if sufficient evidence to be treated for felony
The purpose is to review evidence prosecuters put forward
What are the three grand appeals
1. Law adn procedures
2. Rules adn evidence
3. Constitutional or leagality of law
What judges are not elected
Normal method of judical selection is appointment
County courts can hear which types of cases?
Class A&B misdeameanors
Class C misdemeanors are heard by what court?
The legal status of municipal govt is that of
A voluntarily or created general purpose subdivision of the state governement to provide services to the people who live within its juristriction
couty legal status
administratve subdivision of the state