What are the 2 types of criminal cases?
There are 2 kinds of criminal offenses: felonies and misdemeanors. A felony offense is punished by death or by a prison sentence of a year or more. If the felony offense is possibly punished by death, it is called a capital offense. If the maximum punishment allowed by law is less than 1 year in confinement or only a fine, the offense is called a misdemeanor.

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1. What are my responsibilities now that I'm part of a jury?
2. What is a "question of law?"
3. What is a "question of fact?"
4. Who else will be in the courtroom? What will they be doing?
5. What happens during a civil trial?
6. What are jury instructions?
7. Who awards damages in a civil case?
8. How are criminal cases tried?
9. What are the 2 types of criminal cases?
10. Who sets the punishment in criminal cases?
11. Why do the attorneys object to certain statements or evidence?
12. Why is the jury sometimes asked to leave the courtroom in the middle of a trial?
13. What should I do when testimony is stricken from the record?
14. Can I talk to anyone about the trial while it's going on?
15. Can I watch news reports of the trial or read newspaper accounts of it?
16. What if I accidentally hear something about the trial outside the courtroom, or if someone contacts me about the trial while it is still going on?
17. What if I realize during the trial I have some special information relating to the case?
18. What if I need a break during the trial?