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The criminal law handbook : know your rights, survive the system
16th ed.
Physical Description:
634 pages ; 23 cm.
General Note:
Includes index.
Introduction: a walk-through of the case of State v. Andrea Davidson, a fictional robbery prosecution -- Talking to the police -- Search and seizure -- Arrest: when it happens, what it means -- Eyewitness identification: psychology and procedures -- Booking and bail: checking in and out of jail -- From suspect to defendant -- Criminal defense lawyers -- Understanding the attorney-client relationship in a criminal case -- A walk through criminal court -- Arraignment -- Developing the defense strategy - Criminal laws and their language -- Common defenses to criminal charges -- Discovery: exchanging information with the prosecution -- Investigating the facts -- Preliminary hearings -- Fundamental trial rights of the defense -- Basic evidence rules in criminal trials -- Motions and their role in criminal cases -- Plea bargains: how most criminal cases end -- The trial process -- Sentencing -- Appeals and writs -- Victims and their rights -- The system at work: DUI laws and processes -- Juvenile courts and procedures -- Prison rules -- Glossary -- Index.
Added Corporate Author:
This book demystifies the complex rules and procedures of criminal law. It explains how the system works, why police, lawyers, and judges do what they do, and what suspects, defendants, and prisoners can expect. It also provides critical information on working with a lawyer. --