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Trials

If someone has wronged you, you’ve got a safe, legal way to resolve the issue. You can take her to court! In this BrainPOP movie, Tim and Moby demonstrate how the American legal system works. Learn the difference between criminal and civil trials, and between criminal and civil punishments. Meet some of the key players in the process--from the attorneys, who argue on behalf of each side; to the judge, who makes sure everything that happens follows the law; to the jury, who decides whether the accused is innocent or guilty. Discover the meanings of key legal terms, and find out how lawyers use witnesses and evidence to bolster their cases. So all rise for BrainPOP court--Judge Moby presiding!

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What’s the difference between a criminal trial and a civil trial?

Who are the different people involved in a trial?

My mom got in trouble when she didn’t show up for jury duty. Why?