Criminal Law Handbook Know Your Rights, Survive the System

ISBN-10: 1413319483
ISBN-13: 9781413319484
Edition: 13th
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Description: Criminal law in plain English.The criminal justice system becomes increasingly complex each year with new laws affecting legal processes.The Criminal Law Handbook explains every part of a criminal case including:- arrests- booking- preliminary  More...

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List price: $39.99
Edition: 13th
Publisher: NOLO
Publication date: 8/30/2013
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 680
Size: 6.75" wide x 8.75" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 2.288

Criminal law in plain English.The criminal justice system becomes increasingly complex each year with new laws affecting legal processes.The Criminal Law Handbook explains every part of a criminal case including:- arrests- booking- preliminary hearings- charges- bail- arraignment- search and seizure- plea bargains- sentencing- juvenilesThe revised edition covers the latest changes in criminal law, including U.S Supreme Court cases. Written by the authors of Represent Yourself in Court, Paul Bergman, J.D. and Sara Berman, J.D.

Your Legal Companion
Introduction: A Walk-Through of the Case of State v. Andrea Davidson, a Fictional Robbery Prosecution
Talking to the Police
Police Questioning of People Who Haven't Been Taken Into Custody
Police Questioning of Arrestees
Search and Seizure
The Constitutional Background
What is the status of electronic tracking technology under the Fourth Amendment?
Search Warrants
Consent Searches
The Plain View Doctrine
Warrantless Searches Incident to Arrest
"Stop and Frisk" Searches
Searches of Cars and Occupants
Warrantless Searches or Entries Under Emergency (Exigent) Circumstances
Miscellaneous Warrantless Searches
Arrest: When It Happens, What It Means
General Arrest Principles
Arrest Warrants
Warrantless Arrests
Use of Force When Making Arrests
Citizens' Arrests
Eyewitness Identification: Psychology and Procedures
An Overview of Eyewitness Identification Procedures
The Psychology of Eyewitness Identification
Lineups
Showups
Photo Identifications
Motions to Suppress Identifications
Booking and Bail: Checking In and Out of Jail
The Booking Process
Arranging for Bail
Own Recognizance Release (Release O.R.)
From Suspect to Defendant
Crime and Criminal Cases
To Charge or Not to Charge, That Is the Question
The Mechanics of Charging
Grand Juries
Diversion
Criminal Defense Lawyers
Do I Need a Lawyer?
Court-Appointed Attorneys
Private Defense Attorneys
Self-Representation
Understanding the Attorney-Client Relationship in a Criminal Case
Confidentiality
Client-Centered Decision Making
Lawyer-Client Communication
Representing Guilty Defendants
Competent Clients
A Walk Through Criminal Court
The Courthouse
The Courtroom
The Courtroom Players
Courtroom Behavior
Arraignments
Arraignment Basics
Self-Representation at Arraignment
Developing the Defense Strategy
Overview
How the Defendant's Version of Events May Limit Defense Strategies
When Attorneys Ignore a Defendant's Version of Events
The Importance of Honesty in Developing a Defense Strategy
Crimespeak: Understanding the Language of Criminal Laws
Mens Rea
The Meaning of Frequently Used Legal Language
Derivative Criminal Responsibility
Murder and Manslaughter
Sexual Violence
Burglary
Robbery
Theft
Hate Crimes
The Patriot Act
White Collar Crimes
Defensespeak: Common Defenses to Criminal Charges
Prosecutor's Failure to Prove Guilt
"Partial" Defenses
Self-Defense
Alibi
Insanity
Intoxication (Under the Influence of Drugs or Alcohol)
Entrapment
Jury Nullification
Discovery: Exchanging Information With the Prosecution
Modern Discovery Policy
Discovery of Information Helpful to the Defense
Discovery of Harmful Information
Reciprocal Discovery
Investigating the Facts
Interviewing Prosecution Witnesses
Finding and Interviewing Defense Witnesses
Other Investigation Tasks and Their Costs
Preliminary Hearings
What Preliminary Hearings Are and When They Are Held
Basic Rights During Preliminary Hearings
Common Defense and Prosecution Strategies
Fundamental Trial Rights of the Defense
The Defendant's Right to Due Process of Law
The Prosecution's Burden of Proof
The Defendant's Right to Remain Silent
The Defendant's Right to Confront Witnesses
The Defendant's (and the Media's) Right to a Public Trial
A Defendant's Right to a Jury Trial
A Defendant's Right to Counsel
A Defendant's Right to a Speedy Trial
The Defendant's Right Not to Be Placed in Double Jeopardy
Basic Evidence Rules in Criminal Trials
Overview
Rules Regulating the Content of Testimony
Rules Regulating the Manner of Testimony
Scientific Evidence
Privileged (Confidential) Information
Motions and Their Role in Criminal Cases
Basic Procedures
Common Pretrial Motions
Motions During Trial
Posttrial Motions
Plea Bargains: How Most Criminal Cases End
Plea Bargaining-Terminology and Timing
The Pros and Cons of Plea Bargains
The Plea Bargaining Process
The Strategy of Negotiating Plea Bargains
The Trial Process
Summary of the Trial Process
Choosing a Judge or Jury Trial
Jury Voir Dire
Motions in Limine
Opening Statements
Prosecution's Case-in-Chief
Direct Examination of Witnesses
Cross-Examination
Defense Motion to Dismiss
Defendant's Case-in-Chief
Closing Argument
Instructing the Jury
Jury Deliberations and Verdict
Sentencing
Overview of Sentencing
Sentencing Procedures
Sentence Options
Community Service
Miscellaneous Alternative Sentences
The Death Penalty
Appeals
Appeals
Writs
How the Criminal Justice System Works
Questions and Answers About DUI (Driving Under the Influence)
DUI Case Examples
Juvenile Courts and Procedures
A Brief History of U.S. Juvenile Courts
Juvenile Court Jurisdiction
Deciding Whether to File Charges
The Right to Counsel and Other Constitutional Rights
Trying Juveniles as Adults
Sentencing (Disposition) Options
Sealing Juvenile Court Records
Prisoners' Rules
Prisons and Prisoners' Rights
Legal Resources for Prisoners and Their Families
Parole
Pardons
Looking Up the Law
What to Research
Where to Do Research
Glossary
Index

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