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The criminal law handbook : know your rights, survive the system / Paul Bergman, J.D. & Sara J. Berman, J.D.

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  • 6 of 6 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

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Noble Co PL - Central (Albion) 345.73 BER (Text) 38131004061924 NCPLC-Non-fiction Available -
Zionsville PL - Hussey-Mayfield Memorial Branch 345.05 BERGMAN (Text) 33946003206203 Nonfiction . 2nd Floor Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 141332178X
  • ISBN: 9781413321784
  • Physical Description: 656 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
  • Edition: 14th edition.
  • Publisher: Berkeley, California : Nolo, 2015.

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
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 -- 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 -- Appeals -- Victims and victims' rights -- The system at work : DUI laws and processes -- Juvenile courts and procedures -- Prisoners' rules.
Summary, etc.:
"Criminal law books are usually for lawyers. Not this one. It is the preeminent overview of the criminal justice system for consumers. It's for anyone interested in the criminal justice system, from those personally involved in it to those who simply want to understand it. It's the perfect gift for friends who love CSI and Law & Order, or the popular podcast Serial."
This book explains how the system works, why police, lawyers, and judges do what they do, and--most important--the options for suspects, defendants, and victims. It also provides critical information on working with a lawyer.
Subject: Criminal procedure > United States > Popular works.
Criminal procedure > United States.
Genre: Law for laypersons.

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