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Texas Constitution and state law grant the government the authority to take a person's life, property, and liberty
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under appropriate circumstances
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Disputes concerning business contracts, divorce, family matters and personal injury involve
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civil law
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misdeamenor
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crime less serious then a felony
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case with a buisness contract
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civil law
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law made by legislative bodies is called
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statutory law
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code?
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collection of laws relating to the same subject and presented in a organised manner
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a court with specific authority to decide a particular type of case has
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exclusive jurisdiction
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when a case can be heard by only one court the court is said to have
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exclusive jurisdiction
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court that hears and decides cases tried for first time
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original jurisdiction
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party to a civil case who was dissatisfied with the outcome of trial courts could next proceed to
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appellate jurisdiction
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courts not mention in texas constitution
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municipal courts
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justice of the peace dont have jursdiction on
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divorces
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court that requires no qualifications to be a judge is a
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justice of the peace
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Of the judges of local courts, which must be an attorney licensed to practice law in Texas?
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county court at law judge
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a violation of the arlington fire code would be tried in the
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arlington municipal court
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the term court of record means that the
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transcript of court proceedings is made by a stenographer
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duty of a Coroners office in Texas is to
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determine the cause of death
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An operator of an automobile repair shop cannot collect a bill of $426.42 from a customer. Where would the most convenient place be for the operator to sue to recover his money?
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justice of the peace court
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the functin of small claims in Texas is mainly performed by
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justice of the peace
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the validity of a contested will is decided by a
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probate court
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Texas courts that have exclusive original jurisdiction over slander are
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state district courts
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state district courts have civil jurisdiction in all the following instances
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municipal ordinaces
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appellate division of the Texas courts is incorrect?
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District courts are appellate when hearing appeals of probate cases.
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courts the mainly exercise original jurisdiction
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state district courts
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type of case appealed directly to the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals is that of a
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capital felony conviction, regardless of the length of sentence
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texas is divided into..... appeals court districts
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14
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lacks criminal jurisdiction
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texas supreme court
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court for rules of civil prcedure
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texas supreme court
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texas supreme court will not hear an appeal if
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case involved in a school bond election
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in texas nearly all judges are chosen by a
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partisan election
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short-term method for relieving overcrowded court docckets in TEXAS IS TO
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Bring in a temp judge or use an ADR
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A citizen who believes an attorny has behaved bad whiole being his red should file with
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Commission of Judicial conduct
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the most important role in disciplinning judges is now played by the
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texas commission on judicial conduct
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Implementing reforms in the method and procedure for selecting Texas judges would likely require
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substantial revision of the Texas Constitution
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the texas supreme court does all the following except
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fill vacancies in state district courts when they arise
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to be a attorny a lawyer must be
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a member of the state Bar of Texas
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State Bar of Texas performs all the following functions except
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rate and publish the qualifications of lawyers
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the State Bar of Texas
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impeach attorneys
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Many lawyers are rated by their fellow attorneys in the areas of legal ability and ethics in the
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Martindale-Hubbell Legal Directory.
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Lawyer's compensation based on a percentage of a winning lawsuit is known as a
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Contingency fee
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petite or trial juries in Texas are composed of
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either 6 or 12 emebers
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Grand juries in Texas are composed of
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12 members
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Indictments are prepared in grand jury proceedings if at least _________ members decide that there is enough evidence to warrant a trial.
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nine
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The instrument that formally accuses a person of having committed a high felony and orders that person to trial is a(n)
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indictment
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qualifictions for serving on a trial jury in Texas include all the following except
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being able to read and write in enflish
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the process by which an atttorney questions potential jurors is called
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vior dire
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A panel of prospective jurors, chosen by random selection, is called a
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venire
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The court system has the legal authority to the make the rules of civil procedure, however, these rules
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may not conflict with any general laws of the state
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independent party of a civil case
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plaintiff
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about 1/3 of all lawsuits are tried by
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a judge
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term plaintiff refers to the person who
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initiates a civil suit
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In a civil jury trial in a state district court, the judge
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applies the law and the jury finds on the facts
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min sentence for capital felony
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life without parole
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which would not be subject to enhancement under the Texas Penal Code?
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A change of 2 offenses int he same criminal episode
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What are the stated purpose for which Texas imprisons felons
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to punish rehabilitate offenders
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According to statistics compiled by the Texas Department of Criminal Justice, two characteristics shared by inmates in state prisons are
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poor education levels and substance abuse
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rehabilitation of Texas prison inmates is most likely to be successful if the inmate
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goes through the state release procedures
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mission of the Texas Commission on Jail Standards
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to enforce minimum health and safety requirements for county jails
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County jails are employed for all of the following purposes in Texas except to
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Confine persons who are unable to pay their civil debts
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Juvenile courts are considered.... rather than criminal courts
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civil courts
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adjudication hearing refers to
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a trail
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a juvenile who is arrested in Texas is most likely to be
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simply counseled and then released
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Alternative dispute resolution
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mediation and arbitration
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Both TDCJ and TJJD collect DNA samples of all inmates convicted of a
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felony offense
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The agency created to investigate complaints regarding faulty evidence in a criminal case is the
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Texas Forensic Science Commission.
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wrongful imprisonment by the state of texas
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has been shown to be a possibility
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Texas Constitution and state law grant the government the authority to take a person's life, property, and liberty
answer
under appropriate circumstances
question
Disputes concerning business contracts, divorce, family matters and personal injury involve
answer
civil law
question
misdeamenor
answer
crime less serious then a felony
question
case with a buisness contract
answer
civil law
question
law made by legislative bodies is called
answer
statutory law
question
code?
answer
collection of laws relating to the same subject and presented in a organised manner
question
a court with specific authority to decide a particular type of case has
answer
exclusive jurisdiction
question
when a case can be heard by only one court the court is said to have
answer
exclusive jurisdiction
question
court that hears and decides cases tried for first time
answer
original jurisdiction
question
party to a civil case who was dissatisfied with the outcome of trial courts could next proceed to
answer
appellate jurisdiction
question
courts not mention in texas constitution
answer
municipal courts
question
justice of the peace dont have jursdiction on
answer
divorces
question
court that requires no qualifications to be a judge is a
answer
justice of the peace
question
Of the judges of local courts, which must be an attorney licensed to practice law in Texas?
answer
county court at law judge
question
a violation of the arlington fire code would be tried in the
answer
arlington municipal court
question
the term court of record means that the
answer
transcript of court proceedings is made by a stenographer
question
duty of a Coroners office in Texas is to
answer
determine the cause of death
question
An operator of an automobile repair shop cannot collect a bill of $426.42 from a customer. Where would the most convenient place be for the operator to sue to recover his money?
answer
justice of the peace court
question
the functin of small claims in Texas is mainly performed by
answer
justice of the peace
question
the validity of a contested will is decided by a
answer
probate court
question
Texas courts that have exclusive original jurisdiction over slander are
answer
state district courts
question
state district courts have civil jurisdiction in all the following instances
answer
municipal ordinaces
question
appellate division of the Texas courts is incorrect?
answer
District courts are appellate when hearing appeals of probate cases.
question
courts the mainly exercise original jurisdiction
answer
state district courts
question
type of case appealed directly to the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals is that of a
answer
capital felony conviction, regardless of the length of sentence
question
texas is divided into..... appeals court districts
answer
14
question
lacks criminal jurisdiction
answer
texas supreme court
question
court for rules of civil prcedure
answer
texas supreme court
question
texas supreme court will not hear an appeal if
answer
case involved in a school bond election
question
in texas nearly all judges are chosen by a
answer
partisan election
question
short-term method for relieving overcrowded court docckets in TEXAS IS TO
answer
Bring in a temp judge or use an ADR
question
A citizen who believes an attorny has behaved bad whiole being his red should file with
answer
Commission of Judicial conduct
question
the most important role in disciplinning judges is now played by the
answer
texas commission on judicial conduct
question
Implementing reforms in the method and procedure for selecting Texas judges would likely require
answer
substantial revision of the Texas Constitution
question
the texas supreme court does all the following except
answer
fill vacancies in state district courts when they arise
question
to be a attorny a lawyer must be
answer
a member of the state Bar of Texas
question
State Bar of Texas performs all the following functions except
answer
rate and publish the qualifications of lawyers
question
the State Bar of Texas
answer
impeach attorneys
question
Many lawyers are rated by their fellow attorneys in the areas of legal ability and ethics in the
answer
Martindale-Hubbell Legal Directory.
question
Lawyer's compensation based on a percentage of a winning lawsuit is known as a
answer
Contingency fee
question
petite or trial juries in Texas are composed of
answer
either 6 or 12 emebers
question
Grand juries in Texas are composed of
answer
12 members
question
Indictments are prepared in grand jury proceedings if at least _________ members decide that there is enough evidence to warrant a trial.
answer
nine
question
The instrument that formally accuses a person of having committed a high felony and orders that person to trial is a(n)
answer
indictment
question
qualifictions for serving on a trial jury in Texas include all the following except
answer
being able to read and write in enflish
question
the process by which an atttorney questions potential jurors is called
answer
vior dire
question
A panel of prospective jurors, chosen by random selection, is called a
answer
venire
question
The court system has the legal authority to the make the rules of civil procedure, however, these rules
answer
may not conflict with any general laws of the state
question
independent party of a civil case
answer
plaintiff
question
about 1/3 of all lawsuits are tried by
answer
a judge
question
term plaintiff refers to the person who
answer
initiates a civil suit
question
In a civil jury trial in a state district court, the judge
answer
applies the law and the jury finds on the facts
question
min sentence for capital felony
answer
life without parole
question
which would not be subject to enhancement under the Texas Penal Code?
answer
A change of 2 offenses int he same criminal episode
question
What are the stated purpose for which Texas imprisons felons
answer
to punish rehabilitate offenders
question
According to statistics compiled by the Texas Department of Criminal Justice, two characteristics shared by inmates in state prisons are
answer
poor education levels and substance abuse
question
rehabilitation of Texas prison inmates is most likely to be successful if the inmate
answer
goes through the state release procedures
question
mission of the Texas Commission on Jail Standards
answer
to enforce minimum health and safety requirements for county jails
question
County jails are employed for all of the following purposes in Texas except to
answer
Confine persons who are unable to pay their civil debts
question
Juvenile courts are considered.... rather than criminal courts
answer
civil courts
question
adjudication hearing refers to
answer
a trail
question
a juvenile who is arrested in Texas is most likely to be
answer
simply counseled and then released
question
Alternative dispute resolution
answer
mediation and arbitration
question
Both TDCJ and TJJD collect DNA samples of all inmates convicted of a
answer
felony offense
question
The agency created to investigate complaints regarding faulty evidence in a criminal case is the
answer
Texas Forensic Science Commission.
question
wrongful imprisonment by the state of texas
answer
has been shown to be a possibility