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Simon Fraser University
CRIM 131
Martin Bouchard

Courts Multiple Choice Identify the choice that best completes the statement or answers the question. 1. Provincial courts: a. hear and dispose of nearly all criminal cases b. are presided over by judges who are appointed by the province c. are presided over by judges who sit without juries d. all of the above 2. Drug treatment courts: a. require that the offender totally abstain from drugs b. allow offenders the opportunity to avoid incarceration c. receive cases diverted by Crown counsel d. b and c only 3. Superior courts: a. are the highest level of courts in a province b. are administered by the federal government c. are presided over by judges appointed by the province d. exist only in the provinces of Ontario and Quebec 4. Less serious offences that are triable before a magistrate or a judge are called: a. misdemeanours b. indictable offences c. summary conviction offences d. hybrid offences 5. A study of the share of possession of marijuana incidents that led to charges found that: a. British Columbia had the lowest percentage of charges b. P.E.I. had the highest percentage of charges c. Ontario had the highest percentage of charges d. a and b only 6. A situation that may result in a person not being released after an arrest by police is: a. the charge refers to a serious indictable offence carrying a maximum sentence of more than five years in prison b. the police have reasonable grounds to believe that the person will not appear in court c. the police have reasonable grounds to believe it is necessary, in the public interest, to detain the accused d. all of the above 7. With respect to access to legal representation by accused persons: a. there is no blanket right to state-paid legal representation b. all accused persons have the right to state-paid legal representation c. there is a uniform standard across the country for determining who qualifies for state-paid
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