Fourth Circuit Criminal Handbook
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The Handbook examines and analyzes legal precedence and doctrine for the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, focusing on federal criminal trails and appeals arising from the states of Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, and West Virginia. The Handbook examines and clarifies the federal criminal process and applications for the Fourth Circuit, starting from the pretrial procedures, the discovery process, to the trial itself, and finally the post-trial actions and appeals.
This comprehensive and useful handbook is the product of years of careful study and practical application of Fourth Circuit criminal decisions arising from Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, and West Virginia. Covering hundreds of criminal issues, the Handbook gives litigators, judges, prosecutors, defense attorneys, law clerks, and paralegals clear, practical analysis tailored to the needs of a busy criminal law practitioner. Using precise, straightforward language, this essential resource analyzes a multitude of topics in the context of Fourth Circuit practice, including Search and Seizure, Confessions and Other Statements, Miscellaneous Pre-Trial Issues, Criminal Offenses and much more.
The Handbook is specifically tailored to examine the quirks and provide the essential inside knowledge that a practitioner must be aware of to successfully prosecute or defend a criminal case in the Fourth Circuit. The Handbook meets its goal to present the legal doctrine and precedence in words of common usage and understanding, stating in clear and simplified terms, the uniform instructions, procedures, case law and all applicable knowledge to successfully commence and litigate a federal criminal case in the Fourth Circuit. Now covering over hundreds of criminal issues that may arise during litigation, the Handbook gives practitioners, litigators, judges, prosecutors, defense attorneys, and all support staff the practical analysis tailored to the needs of a busy criminal law practitioner.
The 2022 edition ISBN is 9781663322265.
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Table of contents
Chapter 1 Search and Seizure
Chapter 2 Confessions and Other Statements
Chapter 3 Miscellaneous Pretrial Issues
Chapter 4 Drug Offenses
Chapter 5 Firearms Offenses
Chapter 6 Miscellaneous Offenses
Chapter 7 Trial
Chapter 8 Sentencing
Chapter 9 Appeal/Post-Conviction
Table of Cases
Table of Statutes