What is a Criminal Case?
A criminal case is started when someone is accused of committing 1 or more crimes. The government, which is represented by the prosecuting attorney, starts a criminal case by filing a complaint against the individual, who is called the defendant. If the court finds the defendant guilty of a criminal offense, the defendant may have to pay a fine, court costs, and/or spend time in jail or prison.

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1. What is a Criminal Case?
2. What are the 2 levels of criminal cases?
3. Do defendants have rights to attorneys?
4. What happens if you are arrested?
5. How are crimes classified?
6. What does a misdemeanor entail?
7. What does a felony entail?
8. What are the 4 types of bonds?