1.) The Judge - The Judge ensures the trial is conducted in an orderly
manner according to the prescribed rules and laws.
2.) The Clerk - The Clerk is in charge of the jury during the trial and
deliberations. The Clerk is also responsible for maintaining accurate
permanent records of all court proceedings and exhibits.
3.) The Witness - The Witness is a person who gives testimony concerning the
issue being tried.
4.) The Interpreter - The Interpreter is a qualified person who interprets
the entire court proceeding for defendants and witnesses who do not speak
5.) The Defendant - The Defendant, in a criminal case, is the person charged
with an offense.
6.) The Defense Attorney - The Defense Attorney represents the defendant.
Some defendants are represented by attorneys and some are not.
7.) The Prosecuting Attorney - The Prosecuting Attorney from the Mesa City
Prosecutor's Office presents the state's case against the defendant.
8.) The Prosecutor's Investigating Officer - The judge may allow the
prosecutor's investigator on the case to sit with the prosecutor.
9.) The Jury - The Jury is composed of six individuals selected to decide
the defendant's guilt or innocence based on the facts presented. Additional
jurors may be selected as alternate jurors.