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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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  • 1 of 1 copy available at Lower Macungie Library.
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Lower Macungie Library 345 BER (Text) 33400001474470 New Adult Nonfiction Available -

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  • ISBN: 9781413327199
  • ISBN: 1413327192
  • Physical Description: 634 pages ; 23 cm
  • Edition: 16th edition.
  • Publisher: Berkeley, California : Nolo, 2020.

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General Note:
Includes 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  uspect 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  nformation with the prosecution -- Investigating the facts -- Preliminary hearings -- Fundamental trial rights of the defense -- Basic evidence rules in  riminal trials -- Motions and their role in criminal cases -- Plea bargains: how most criminal cases end -- The trial process -- Sentencing -- Appeals and  rits -- Victims and their rights -- The system at work: DUI laws and processes -- Juvenile courts and procedures -- Prison rules -- Glossary -- Index.
Summary, etc.:
"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."--Provided by publisher.
Subject: Criminal procedure > United States > Popular works.
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