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One lawyer defends the person accused of a crime while another, the prosecutor, give reasons why he or she should be found guilty. A jury made up of 12 people decides guilt or innocence. A judge presides over the court trial and determines the sentence or punishment. If someone is found guilty, punishment starts immediately but they can appeal the decision with another judge.

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