Texas Pol – Flashcards

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The agency created to investigate complaints regarding faulty evidence in a criminal case is?
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The texas forensic science commission
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The Texas const. and state law grants the Governor 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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A misdemeanor is?
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A less serious charge than a felony
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A court that is said to have specific authority to decide a particular type of case has?
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Exclusive jurisdiction
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The court that requires no qualifications to be a judge is?
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A justice of the peace judge
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Small claims courts are administered by ?
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Justice of the Peace judges
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Courts that have exclusive original jurisdiction over slander are
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District courts
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Texas and Oklahoma are the only states that have divided court systems that deal with
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Criminal and civil appeals
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The court that is responsible for formulating the rules of civil procedure is
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Supreme court
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To be a practicing attorney in the state of texas a lawyer
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Must be a member of the state bar of texas
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The state bar of texas has the authority to
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All of the above
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In civil cases, little or no free legal assistance is available but in bodily injury cases
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Lawyers may be hired on contingency cases
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Grand juries in texas are composed of ___ members
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12
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The court system has the legal authority to make the rules of civil procedures
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These rules cannot conflict with the laws of the state
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The injured party in a civil case is called the
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A plaintiff
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About one third of all law suits are tried by
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A judge and jury
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A person commits murder according to the texas penal code if
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There is evidence of intent to kill or cause serious bodily harm
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The minimum sentence for a capital felony is
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Life w/o parole
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Wrongful imprisonment by the state of texas
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Is always a possibility
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What scientific development has found that some persons convicted of murder and sentenced didn't actually commit the crime
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DNA testing
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The case involving a business contract falls under which branch of law
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Civil
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The term jurisdiction refers to
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The types of cases that a court is competent to hear and decide
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A party to a civil case who was dissatisfied with the outcome in the trial court could next proceed to a court
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Appellate jurisdiction
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A court that hears and decided cases tried for the first time has
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Original jurisdiction
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Law made by judges and based on customs and usage going back several centuries is
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Common law
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We know that innocent people have been convicted of crimes they did not commit because of an improved
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Technology system
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A collection of laws relating to the same subject and presented in an organized manner is an
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Code
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Which one of the following courts in not mentioned in the texas constitution
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Municipal courts
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The greatest proportion of cases heard in municipal courts involve
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Traffic violations
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The term court of record means that
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A transcript of court proceedings is made by a stenographer
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The duty of a coroner is to
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Determine the cause of death when a person died outside the presence of competent
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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 count court a law is most likely to be created by the legislature
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in an urban count where the constitutional count judge cannot handle all of the business coming before his or her court
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Not falling under the probate jurisdiction of count courts is
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determining the validity of wills of deceased persons
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District judges are not removable by
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recall election
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A vacancy on a district court bench is filled by
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gubernatorial appointment
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Official misconduct is a misdemeanor offense. Such cases are tried in
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district court
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A person with no funds whose claims arises from a physical injury
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must hire an attorney
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The disposition of cases by the courts of appeals is
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by majority vote of the justices on the panel hat heard the case
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The type of cases appealed directly the Texas court of criminal appeals is
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capital felony
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The Texas supreme court would not hear an appeal if the case involved
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a school bond election
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The Texas supreme court
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does not fill vacancies
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A citizen who believes an attorney has behaved unethically while representing him or her
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should go to the state bar
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When a case can be heard by only one court, that court is said to have
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exclusive jurisdiction
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Legal self-help books and interactive computer programs
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are less expensive than a lawyer but may not be as relievable
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Which of the following is not a Texas constitutional guaranty
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jury verdicts in all cases must be unanimous
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The instrument that formally accuses a person of having committed a high felony and orders the person
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indictment
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. A district court jury in Texas is
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the first twelve members
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How many people sit on a jury in Texas
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Twelve on grand jury, twelve on district, six on local
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Both TDCJ and TYC collect DNA samples of all inmates convicted of a
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felony
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question
The agency created to investigate complaints regarding faulty evidence in a criminal case is?
answer
The texas forensic science commission
question
The Texas const. and state law grants the Governor 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
A misdemeanor is?
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A less serious charge than a felony
question
A court that is said to have specific authority to decide a particular type of case has?
answer
Exclusive jurisdiction
question
The court that requires no qualifications to be a judge is?
answer
A justice of the peace judge
question
Small claims courts are administered by ?
answer
Justice of the Peace judges
question
Courts that have exclusive original jurisdiction over slander are
answer
District courts
question
Texas and Oklahoma are the only states that have divided court systems that deal with
answer
Criminal and civil appeals
question
The court that is responsible for formulating the rules of civil procedure is
answer
Supreme court
question
To be a practicing attorney in the state of texas a lawyer
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Must be a member of the state bar of texas
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The state bar of texas has the authority to
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All of the above
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In civil cases, little or no free legal assistance is available but in bodily injury cases
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Lawyers may be hired on contingency cases
question
Grand juries in texas are composed of ___ members
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12
question
The court system has the legal authority to make the rules of civil procedures
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These rules cannot conflict with the laws of the state
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The injured party in a civil case is called the
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A plaintiff
question
About one third of all law suits are tried by
answer
A judge and jury
question
A person commits murder according to the texas penal code if
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There is evidence of intent to kill or cause serious bodily harm
question
The minimum sentence for a capital felony is
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Life w/o parole
question
Wrongful imprisonment by the state of texas
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Is always a possibility
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What scientific development has found that some persons convicted of murder and sentenced didn't actually commit the crime
answer
DNA testing
question
The case involving a business contract falls under which branch of law
answer
Civil
question
The term jurisdiction refers to
answer
The types of cases that a court is competent to hear and decide
question
A party to a civil case who was dissatisfied with the outcome in the trial court could next proceed to a court
answer
Appellate jurisdiction
question
A court that hears and decided cases tried for the first time has
answer
Original jurisdiction
question
Law made by judges and based on customs and usage going back several centuries is
answer
Common law
question
We know that innocent people have been convicted of crimes they did not commit because of an improved
answer
Technology system
question
A collection of laws relating to the same subject and presented in an organized manner is an
answer
Code
question
Which one of the following courts in not mentioned in the texas constitution
answer
Municipal courts
question
The greatest proportion of cases heard in municipal courts involve
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Traffic violations
question
The term court of record means that
answer
A transcript of court proceedings is made by a stenographer
question
The duty of a coroner is to
answer
Determine the cause of death when a person died outside the presence of competent
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 count court a law is most likely to be created by the legislature
answer
in an urban count where the constitutional count judge cannot handle all of the business coming before his or her court
question
Not falling under the probate jurisdiction of count courts is
answer
determining the validity of wills of deceased persons
question
District judges are not removable by
answer
recall election
question
A vacancy on a district court bench is filled by
answer
gubernatorial appointment
question
Official misconduct is a misdemeanor offense. Such cases are tried in
answer
district court
question
A person with no funds whose claims arises from a physical injury
answer
must hire an attorney
question
The disposition of cases by the courts of appeals is
answer
by majority vote of the justices on the panel hat heard the case
question
The type of cases appealed directly the Texas court of criminal appeals is
answer
capital felony
question
The Texas supreme court would not hear an appeal if the case involved
answer
a school bond election
question
The Texas supreme court
answer
does not fill vacancies
question
A citizen who believes an attorney has behaved unethically while representing him or her
answer
should go to the state bar
question
When a case can be heard by only one court, that court is said to have
answer
exclusive jurisdiction
question
Legal self-help books and interactive computer programs
answer
are less expensive than a lawyer but may not be as relievable
question
Which of the following is not a Texas constitutional guaranty
answer
jury verdicts in all cases must be unanimous
question
The instrument that formally accuses a person of having committed a high felony and orders the person
answer
indictment
question
. A district court jury in Texas is
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the first twelve members
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How many people sit on a jury in Texas
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Twelve on grand jury, twelve on district, six on local
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Both TDCJ and TYC collect DNA samples of all inmates convicted of a
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felony