Criminal Law Handbook, The (16th ed.) | Know Your Rights, Survive the System


Paul Bergman


The criminal justice system is complicated, understand it and your rights Criminal law is full of complex rules and procedures, but this book demystifies them. 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. In plain English, The Criminal Law Handbook covers: search and seizurearrest, booking, and bailMiranda rightsarraignmentplea bargainstrials sentencingworking with defense attorneyscommon defensesconstitutional rightsjuvenile courtpreliminary hearingsappeals, andpublic defendersvictims’ rightsThis edition is completely updated, covering the latest Supreme Court rulings.

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