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

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