Court System Visuals
C O U R T S Y S T E M P R E S E N TAT I O N
R A G I N A D U N H A M , O C TAV I U S C R O W E L L , T O M M Y
H A R L E Y, V A N E S S A J E N K I N S , R A D O N D A R .
J U LY 2 8 , 2 0 1 5
Major historical developments of the U.S. Courts
Dual court system of the United States
Steps of the pretrial process
Six steps necessary for appeal
Five philosophical reasons fro sentencing criminals
Six forms of punishment
The government strive to
create different systems
within the court to
ensure lawbreakers are
held accountable and
accused get justice. The
process can be lengthy,
depending on how many
cases are in a particular
jurisdiction, or the
seriousness of the crime.
Major historical developments of the U.S.
1885-John Marshall, the "Great Chief Justice.“
the right of all courts to refuse the enforcement of unconstitutional enactments of
1935- 1937, the court struck down such major pieces of New Deal
1960- expanded the protection given individuals accused of crimes,
especially in the areas of search and seizures ,confessions ,and the right
to an attorney .
In 1967, President Lyndon B. Johnson appointed the first African
American, Thurgood Marshall, to the court.
2006-the president could not use military commissions that had not been
authorized by Congress to try foreign terror suspects
Review of charges
Charges and Constitutional Rights
Pleas for Misdemeanors
Sentencing and Bail
Information and Indictment
Entering a Plea
Going to Trial
Must file the required
documents (Notice of Appeal)
The appellant prepares a written
document, or brief...