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

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9780873374897: The Criminal Law Handbook: Know Your Rights, Survive the System

What happens when you are accused of a crime? How are you charged? How do plea bargains work? What happens in court? Now everyone who needs answers to these questions--people accused of a crime, victims of crime, their families and friends, witnesses and those of us who want to know how the system works--has a place to turn for the answers.

Learn exactly what goes on in a criminal case. The easy-to-follow question-and-answer format covers arrests, booking, preliminary hearings, charges, bail, courts, arraignment, searches, defenses, evidence, trials, plea bargains, sentencing, juveniles and much more.

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No one's above the law, but nearly everyone breaks it at some point or another. Whether it's flashing lights pulling you over to the side or an auditor looking grimly through your tax receipts, there may come a time when you'll want to know more, in a personal sort of way, about arraignments and voir dire, habeas corpus, and just how bail works. Lawyers Bergman and Berman-Barrett cover it all in a straightforward, uncomplicated manner. Addressing police questioning and the law of search and seizure, criminal defense options and common defense strategies, acceptable courtroom behavior, basic criminal trial rules, and a walk through the trial process to parole, this is a strikingly accessible tome of information one hopes to never need. But in the event that you do, it's here and available in the kind of language you can understand and the wealth of detail and example you can use. --Stephanie Gold

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Paul Bergman, Sara J. Berman-Barrett
Published by Nolo (1999)
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