Fifth 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 Fifth Circuit, focusing on federal criminal trails and appeals arising from the states of Louisiana, Mississippi, and Texas. The Handbook examines and clarifies the federal criminal process and applications for the Fifth 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 Fifth Circuit criminal decisions arising from Louisiana, Mississippi, and Texas. Covering hundreds of criminal issues, the Fifth Circuit Criminal 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 Fifth 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 Fifth 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 Fifth 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 2021 edition ISBN is 9781663331632.
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Table of contents
CHAPTER 1 – GRAND JURY AND INDICTMENTS
CHAPTER 2 – DETENTION AND BAIL
CHAPTER 3 – DISCOVERY
CHAPTER 4 – PRETRIAL MOTIONS
CHAPTER 5 – DEFENSES
CHAPTER 6 – SEARCH AND SEIZURE
CHAPTER 7 – STATEMENTS
CHAPTER 8 – GUILTY PLEAS AND PLEA AGREEMENTS
CHAPTER 9 – JURY TRIAL
CHAPTER 10 – COMMON OFFENSES
CHAPTER 11 – SENTENCING
CHAPTER 12 – APPELLATE PRACTICE
CHAPTER 13 – PROBATION AND SUPERVISED RELEASE
TABLE OF CASES
TABLE OF STATUTES