Criminal Procedure / 4 questions

1.) Discuss the differences between an indictment and an information. What are the merits and downfalls of each? Which would you prefer if being charged in a criminal case? Why?

2.) Define, compare, and contrast the concepts of reasonable suspicion, probable cause, preponderance of the evidence, clear and convincing evidence, and proof beyond a reasonable doubt

3.) Give three arguments in favor of the exclusionary rule as it currently stands, and three arguments against it. Then explain your position on the issue, supporting it with logical examples.

4.) The U.S. Supreme Court has held that although a vehicle stop is a form of seizure, the motorist is not fully protected by the Fourth Amendment. Explain the reasons given by the Supreme Court in this decision. Do you agree or disagree? Why or why not?