The majority of criminal cases in the United States

The majority of criminal cases in the United States _____________.

 

  1. go to trial
  2. are settled with plea bargaining
  3. involve only eyewitness testimony
  4. involve a plea of “not guilty”

 

 

In felony convictions, what percentage of defendants pleads guilty?

 

  1. 50%
  2. 12%
  3. 88%
  4. 91%

 

 

The final step in most criminal proceedings is _____________.

 

  1. sentencing
  2. the trial
  3. determination of guilt
  4. the judgment of the jury

 

 

Structure for prison sentences includes _____________.

 

  1. maximum and minimum terms of imprisonment
  2. maximum terms fixed by statute
  3. minimum sentence fixed by statute
  4. all of the above

 

 

In civil cases, a dispute reaches the court when _____________.

 

  1. a defendant is arrested
  2. it is filed by the plaintiff’s attorney
  3. it is filed by the defendant’s attorney
  4. the judge puts it on the docket