The Criminal Law Handbook: Know Your Rights, Survive the System

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Nolo, 2008 - Law - 659 pages
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The criminal justice system is a complex maze, full of confusing rules and procedures. Fortunately, you can turn to this book for clear and complete explanations. The Criminal Law Handbook 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. It covers: • arrests • booking • preliminary hearings • charges • bail • courts • arraignment • search and seizure • defenses • evidence • trials • plea bargains • sentencing • juveniles • "crimespeak," the language commonly used in criminal statutes • and much more The 10th edition covers all of the latest Supreme Court cases and changes in criminal law.

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If you want to really get the law you see on TV's "Law and Order," this is the reference for you. Clear explanations and examples of most topics presented in a logical question and answer format. My ... Read full review

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

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An excellent and balanced guide to the state court criminal justice process, this book does not detail the differences of being charged in federal court, such as federal sentencing guidelines. Authors ... Read full review

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Paul Bergman is a Professor of Law at the UCLA School of Law and a recipient of a University Distinguished Teaching Award. His recent books include Reel Justice: The Courtroom Goes to the Movies (Andrews & McMeel) and Represent Yourself In Court with Berman-Barrett, Nolo). He has also published numerous articles in law journals, and regularly gives presentations on how law and lawyers are portrayed in film.Sara J. Berman is an attorney and professor, and the co-author of Represent Yourself in Court, also published by Nolo.

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