Criminal Procedure Quiz 1

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  • 1. 

    A frisk is a Fourth Amendment

    • A.

      Seizure of property

    • B.

      Search of property

    • C.

      Search of a person

    • D.

      Seizure of a person

    Correct Answer
    C. Search of a person
    Explanation
    A frisk is a search of a person. In the context of the Fourth Amendment, a frisk refers to a limited pat-down search conducted by law enforcement officers to check for weapons or other contraband. This type of search is typically done when there is reasonable suspicion that the person may be armed and dangerous. It is a less invasive form of search compared to a full-body search and is aimed at ensuring the safety of the officer and others present during an encounter.

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  • 2. 

    A police officer approaches a suspect in a public place and asks if he or she is willing to answer some questions.  This action by the officer

    • A.

      Must be justified by a warrant

    • B.

      Is the equivalent of an arrest

    • C.

      Is the equivalent of a stop

    • D.

      Is not a seizure

    Correct Answer
    D. Is not a seizure
    Explanation
    The action of a police officer approaching a suspect in a public place and asking if they are willing to answer some questions is not considered a seizure. A seizure refers to the act of the police detaining or restraining a person's freedom of movement. In this scenario, the suspect is not being detained or restrained, and they have the choice to refuse to answer the questions. Therefore, it is not considered a seizure.

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  • 3. 

    An officer makes a valid stop for a non-violent offense.   Therefore the officer is automatically justified to conduct a frisk search.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The statement is false because making a valid stop for a non-violent offense does not automatically justify conducting a frisk search. According to the Fourth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution, a frisk search, also known as a Terry stop, can only be conducted if the officer has reasonable suspicion that the individual is armed and dangerous. Therefore, the officer must have specific reasons to believe that the individual poses a threat to their safety in order to conduct a frisk search.

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  • 4. 

    The Fourth Amendment does not apply to private citizens acting on their own.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The Fourth Amendment of the United States Constitution protects individuals from unreasonable searches and seizures by the government. It applies to government officials and law enforcement agencies, but not to private citizens acting on their own. This means that private citizens do not need to adhere to the restrictions and requirements set forth in the Fourth Amendment when conducting searches or seizures. They are not bound by the same legal limitations as the government when it comes to privacy rights and protections.

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  • 5. 

    Probable cause is required in four important areas of police work.  Which of the following is NOT one of those areas?

    • A.

      Arrest

    • B.

      Searches

    • C.

      Traffic Stops

    • D.

      Seizures

    Correct Answer
    C. Traffic Stops
    Explanation
    Probable cause is required in three important areas of police work: arrest, searches, and seizures. Traffic stops, however, do not require probable cause. Instead, they require reasonable suspicion, which is a lower standard than probable cause. Reasonable suspicion is based on specific and articulable facts that suggest a person has committed, is committing, or is about to commit a crime. Therefore, traffic stops are not included in the areas that require probable cause.

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  • 6. 

    The doctrine of ______ allows two jurisdictions to try an individual for the same offense without violating double jeopardy.

    • A.

      Tandem courts

    • B.

      Double court jurisdiction

    • C.

      Duality of venue

    • D.

      Dual sovereignty

    Correct Answer
    D. Dual sovereignty
    Explanation
    Dual sovereignty is the correct answer because it refers to the legal principle that allows two separate jurisdictions to prosecute an individual for the same offense without violating the protection against double jeopardy. This means that both federal and state governments can bring charges against a person for the same crime, as they are considered separate sovereign entities. This doctrine recognizes that each jurisdiction has the right to enforce its own laws and ensures that individuals cannot escape prosecution by one jurisdiction simply because they have already been tried in another.

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  • 7. 

    The concept of venue refers to?

    • A.

      Which court has jurisdiction

    • B.

      The place where the case will be tried

    • C.

      Which judge will try the case

    • D.

      The decision as to whether there will be a bend or jury trial

    Correct Answer
    B. The place where the case will be tried
    Explanation
    The concept of venue refers to the place where the case will be tried. It determines the geographical location where the legal proceedings will take place. Venue is important because it ensures that the trial occurs in a convenient and fair location for all parties involved. It can also impact factors such as the availability of witnesses and the application of local laws.

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  • 8. 

    Protection against excessive bail is the ____ Amendment?

    • A.

      5th

    • B.

      6th

    • C.

      8th

    • D.

      3rd

    Correct Answer
    C. 8th
    Explanation
    The correct answer is 8th. The 8th Amendment of the United States Constitution protects individuals from being subjected to excessive bail. This means that when someone is arrested and charged with a crime, they cannot be required to pay an unreasonably high amount of money in order to be released from jail while awaiting trial. The purpose of this amendment is to ensure that bail amounts are fair and do not place an undue burden on individuals who have been accused of a crime.

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  • 9. 

    Right to an impartial jury is the _____ Amendment?

    • A.

      5th

    • B.

      6th

    • C.

      8th

    • D.

      3rd

    Correct Answer
    B. 6th
    Explanation
    The correct answer is 6th. The right to an impartial jury is protected by the 6th Amendment. This amendment guarantees the right to a fair trial, including the right to a jury composed of unbiased individuals who will make decisions based on the evidence presented. This is an important protection to ensure that individuals receive a fair and just trial.

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  • 10. 

    Right to a speedy and public trial is the _____ Amendment?

    • A.

      5th

    • B.

      6th

    • C.

      8th

    • D.

      3rd

    Correct Answer
    B. 6th
    Explanation
    The right to a speedy and public trial is guaranteed by the 6th Amendment. This amendment ensures that individuals accused of a crime have the right to a prompt trial and that the trial must be conducted in an open and public manner. This right is important in order to protect the accused from being held in jail for an extended period of time without a fair and timely trial, and to ensure transparency and accountability in the justice system.

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