Criminal Defense Tools and Techniques

This practical book blends proven strategies, pre-tested arguments, pitfalls to avoid, and wisdom from the trenches with 1,400 case citations. Coverage is start-to-finish, from initial representation through trial and sentencing to appeal.
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Criminal Defense Tools and Techniques

Improve your advocacy, speed trial preparation, avoid pitfalls, and be ready for surprises with Thomas J. Farrell's Criminal Defense Tools and Techniques. This book is loaded with proven angles of attack that will improve your effectiveness in all stages of your representation … from initial interview through sentencing. Mr. Farrell supports his strategies with pattern argument language, model questions, 130 forms, real-life examples, checklists, and 1,400 case citations. Here is a small slice of what he covers:

•   identifying weaknesses in the prosecution's case
•   extracting concessions in pretrial motions and hearings
•   cross-examining government experts
•   defending specific crimes
•   mitigating the offense at sentencing
•   and much more

For proven arguments, hundreds of forms, and effective tactics for criminal cases, purchase the latest edition of Criminal Defense Tools and Techniques by Thomas J. Farrell.

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Table of Contents

Entering the Case
The Representation Agreement
Arrest and Initial Appearance
Bail and Pre-Trial Release
Experts and Investigators
Search and Seizure
Interrogations, Confessions, and Other Statements
Identification Procedures
Preliminary Hearings
Grand Jury Practice
Mental Health Issues
Motion Practice
Plea Bargaining
Representing Victims and Witnesses
Related Civil Litigation
Post-Trial Motions
Probation, Parole and Other Post-Release Supervision