LexisNexis Practice Guide: Washington Criminal Law
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LexisNexis Practice Guide: Washington Criminal Law takes the place of the retired Washington Criminal Practice in Courts of Limited Jurisdiction. Author Linda Portnoy partnered with attorney and Judge Lisa Leone to write the book. In addition to receiving feedback from reviewers from county prosecutor offices and private defense attorneys, we were fortunate to have the benefit of Judge Ronald Kessler, a retired King County Superior Court judge and author of the Criminal Caselaw Notebook, as our publication’s reviewing editor and legal consultant.
The new title is a comprehensive criminal law book, covering both felony and misdemeanor state practice. This single volume book contains many additional subjects important to the practice of criminal. Each of the 25 chapters is carefully crafted to contain the essentials for trial practice with a focus on the most authoritative and current state and federal caselaw, rules and statutes; it is written with defense, prosecution and judges in mind. The book is also practice oriented, with many forms and checklists.
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Table of contents
Chapter 1 THE ROLE AND AUTHORITY OF THE PROSECUTOR
Chapter 2 REPRESENTING THE ACCUSED
Chapter 3 JURISDICTION AND VENUE
Chapter 4 CRIMINAL LIABILITY: COMPLICITY, ATTEMPT, CONSPIRACY AND SOLICITATION
Chapter 5 CHARGING THE OFFENSE
Chapter 6 PRELIMINARY APPEARANCE, ARRAIGNMENT AND SPEEDY TRIAL
Chapter 7 BAIL AND PRETRIAL RELEASE
Chapter 8 RIGHT TO COUNSEL AND EXPERT SERVICES
Chapter 9 DISCOVERY
Chapter 10 PRETRIAL DISPOSITIONS
Chapter 11 PLEAS
Chapter 12 JOINDER AND SEVERANCE
Chapter 13 FUNDAMENTALS OF ASSERTING A DEFENSE AT TRIAL
Chapter 14 COMPETENCY, INSANITY AND DIMINISHED CAPACITY
Chapter 15 LAWFUL USE OF FORCE AND SELECTED DEFENSES
Chapter 16 PRETRIAL MOTIONS TO DISMISS
Chapter 17 PRETRIAL MOTIONS TO SUPPRESS STATEMENTS AND EVIDENCE UNDER CrR 3.5 AND CrR 3.6
Chapter 18 JUDICIAL DISQUALIFICATION
Chapter 19 RIGHT TO TRIAL BY JURY AND PUBLIC TRIAL RIGHTS
Chapter 20 PROSECUTORIAL MISCONDUCT
Chapter 21 SELECTED TRIAL AND POST-VERDICT MOTIONS
Chapter 22 JURY SELECTION AND INSTRUCTIONS
Chapter 23 FELONY SENTENCING
Chapter 24 SENTENCING AND PROBATION IN COURTS OF LIMITED JURISDICTION
Chapter 25 RIGHTS OF CRIME VICTIMS IN WASHINGTON