You Be The Judge

What does a judge do?

A judge has a very important role. He is the head of the courtroom and he is in charge! The judge keeps order in the courtroom while he listens to the lawyers argue their cases. The prosecution must show all the evidence proving that the accused is guilty. The defense lawyer must defend the accused by arguing that the evidence isn't enough to prove guilt. The judge must keep order in the courtroom and everyone must show a lot of respect to the judge by calling him ¨Your Honor¨. At the end of the process, the judge must decide if the accused person has committed a crime. If the accused is found guilty, the judge will decide on a punishment equal to the severity of the crime.

Learn more about the USA legal system: http://bensguide.gpo.gov