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

Author: Paul Bergman; Sara J Berman-Barrett
Publisher: Berkeley, Calif. : Nolo, 2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 7th edView all editions and formats
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This plain-English legal guide to criminal law will help you: know your rights, understand procedure and survive the system.
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Genre/Form: Popular works
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Paul Bergman; Sara J Berman-Barrett
ISBN: 1413303560 9781413303568
OCLC Number: 59279798
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 1 volume (various pagings) : illustrations, forms ; 23 cm
Contents: Talking to the police --
Search and seizure: when the police can search for and seize evidence --
Arrest: when it happens, what it means --
Eyewitness identification: psychology and procedures --
Booking and bail: checking in and checking out of jail --
From suspect to defendant: how crimes get charged --
Criminal defense lawyers: who they are, what they do, how to find one --
Understanding the attorney-client relationship in a criminal case --
A walk through criminal court --
Arraignments --
Developing the defense strategy --
Crimespeak: understanding the language of criminal laws --
Defensespeak: 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: how the court punishes convicted defendants --
Appeals: seeking review by a higher court --
How the criminal justice system works: a walk through two drunk driving cases --
Juvenile courts and procedures --
Prisoners' rights --
Looking up the law.
Responsibility: by Paul Bergman & Sara J. Berman-Barrett.

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This plain-English legal guide to criminal law will help you: know your rights, understand procedure and survive the system.

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