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The criminal law handbook : know your rights, survive the system

Publisher: Berkeley : Nolo Press
Series: Nolo Press.
Edition/Format:   Journal, magazine : Series : English : 9th edView all editions and formats
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"Answers your questions about every part of a criminal case. Find out everything you've ever wanted to know about how the system works and why police, lawyers, and judges do what they do."--The back cover.
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Genre/Form: Popular works
Material Type: Series
Document Type: Journal / Magazine / Newspaper
OCLC Number: 213397653
Notes: Includes index and glossary.
Includes short case studies under each heading with Question and Answer style dialogs to emphasize topic.
Description: 616 p. ; 23 cm.
Contents: Talking to the police --
Search and seizure --
Arrest --
Eyewitness identification --
Booking and bail --
From suspect to defendant --
Criminal defense lawyers --
A walk through criminal court --
Arraignments --
Developing the defense strategy --
Crimespeak --
Defensespeak --
Discovery --
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 --
The trial process --
Sentancing --
Appeals --
How the criminal justice system works --
Juvenile courts and procedures --
Prisoner's rights --
Looking up the law.
Series Title: Nolo Press.
Responsibility: by Paul Bergman and Sara J. Berman-Barrett.

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"Answers your questions about every part of a criminal case. Find out everything you've ever wanted to know about how the system works and why police, lawyers, and judges do what they do."--The back cover.

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