Printing History. October Criminal Law adundestikir.ga text_criminal-law/adundestikir.ga . Criminal Law and Criminal Procedure. The criminal justice system becomes increasingly complex each year with new laws affecting legal processes. The Criminal Law Handbook explains every part. Legal Aid Queensland believes that the handbook helps ensure the Criminal Law Duty Lawyer Program's successful operation. All duty lawyers should.
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Get this from a library! The criminal law handbook: know your rights, survive the system. [Paul Bergman; Sara J Berman; Nolo (Firm)] -- This book explains how. Provides the first truly global perspective on criminal law. • Covers a wide range of important issues in criminal law, including approaches, methods and models. The Law Handbook: Your practical guide to the law in NSW / Redfern Legal Centre. .. Criminal law is discussed in detail in Chapter 14, Criminal. Law.
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What happens at a sentencing hearing? How might Andrea be punished other than or in addition to going to jail? What can Andrea do to earn the lightest possible sentence? Andrea believes that her conviction was a mistake and wants to appeal it. See Chapter 23, Appeals. The conviction is overturned because the judge mistakenly barred certain evidence from the trial. Andrea is retried and this time is found not guilty. Can the prosecutor appeal the not guilty verdict to a higher court?
Can the prosecutor refile the armed robbery charge in the future if new evidence turns up? Can Andrea do anything to improve bad prison conditions? If Andrea has a child, will she lose custody of her child? Can Andrea vote while she is in prison or after she is released?
Can Andrea earn money while she is in prison? Does Andrea have a chance to be released early on parole? Comparison of Federal and State Systems The vast majority of criminal prosecutions take place in state courts. A state has power over defendants who violate the laws of that state. The federal government has power over defendants who commit criminal acts on federal property for example, an assault in a national park or whose criminal acts cross state lines for example, a kidnapper who transports a victim from Iowa to Missouri or a seller who deals in drugs that have crossed state lines.
The federal government also has jurisdiction over a group of federally defined crimes, such as offenses related to immigration fraud, U. It also has jurisdiction where, for example, someone tries to steal federally insured money. In those situations, state and federal prosecutors make case-by-case decisions as to whether a defendant will be prosecuted in state or federal court.
In fact, sometimes both the state and the federal governments prosecute the same defendant.
Police Officers. Typical state police officers are county sheriffs and city police officers. Federal criminal prosecutions are handled by U. Attorney General. Defense Attorneys.
For information about the differences between government-paid and privately retained defense attorneys, see Chapter 7. Trial Courts. Most federal criminal prosecutions occur in United States District Courts.
Federal trial judges are known as District Court judges; they are appointed for life by the president, subject to confirmation by the U. State court judges are typically initially appointed by governors and then are subject to election every few years. Represent Yourself in Court. Toggle navigation Shopping-cart 0 Toggle search. Search Term. Shop Products By Subject.
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Berman January , 15th Edition. See below for a full product description. The criminal justice system is complicated -- Understand it and your rights Criminal law is full of complex rules and procedures, but this book demystifies them. ISBN Number of Pages Product Details. About the Author. Table of Contents. Your Legal Companion Introduction: A Walk-Through of the Case of State v. Andrea Davidson , a Fictional Robbery Prosecution 1. Eyewitness Identification: Booking and Bail: Plea Bargains: Appeals Appeals Writs The System at Work: Sample Chapter.
Andrea Davidson , a Fictional Robbery Prosecution This walk-through is intended to quickly familiarize you with what may happen as a case wends its way through the criminal justice system.
See Chapter 1, Talking to the Police. Can police officers search suspects as a matter of routine? See Chapter 2, Search and Seizure. What constitutes an arrest? Do police always take an arrested suspect to jail? Was the officer required to get a warrant before arresting Andrea? See Chapter 3, Arrest: Andrea is taken to jail by Officer Daniels.
How soon will Andrea have a chance to bail out of jail? See Chapter 5, Booking and Bail: Checking In and Out of Jail. Feeling very alone and scared, Andrea considers contacting a lawyer. Does Andrea have a right to an attorney? If Andrea is represented by a lawyer, does the lawyer make all the decisions? Multiple Coverage of Some Subjects As you read through the book, you may notice that the same topic may arise in more than one chapter. What happens at a lineup? Does Andrea have to participate in the lineup?
Instead of conducting a lineup, could the police have shown the store owner a picture of Andrea? If Andrea has a lawyer, does she have the right to have her lawyer attend the lineup? Can the police compel Andrea to speak during the lineup? Andrea is formally charged with armed robbery. Does Officer Daniels make the decision about whether to charge Andrea with a crime?
How long does the government have to decide whether to charge Andrea with a crime? Does the prosecutor have to seek an indictment from a grand jury? What does the prosecution have to prove to convict Andrea of armed robbery?
What will the courtroom be like?
Can she represent herself? What happens at an arraignment? Is the arraignment judge authorized to release Andrea from jail?
Will the attorney ask Andrea to tell her side of the story?