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Written for law students, criminal defense attorneys, and criminal prosecuting attorneys, Practical Criminal Procedure helps legal professionals understand complex criminal legal issues in context and how legal issues commonly arise in real-world litigation.

This pragmatic guide by Brent Newton examines the major topics in constitutional criminal procedure and includes a reference to every significant decision of the United States Supreme Court that affects them. This text also addresses many issues of constitutional procedure not yet addressed by the United States Supreme Court that have been given extensive treatment by lower state and federal courts.

The third edition includes practical analysis of many new Supreme Court decisions that significantly have changed many aspects of constitutional criminal procedure, including:

  • Fourth Amendment cases, including United States v. Jones (2012), Jardines v. Florida (2013), and Riley v. California (2014);  
  • Confrontation Clause cases, including Ohio v. Clark (2015);
  • cases addressing the rights to an impartial judge and jury, including Williams v. Pennsylvania (2016) and Pena-Rodriguez v. Colorado (2017);
  • ineffective assistance of counsel cases, including Lafler v. Cooper (2012) and Missouri v. Frye (2012);
  • sentencing cases, including Alleyne v. United States (2013); and
  • federal habeas corpus cases, including Martinez v. Ryan (2012).

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Chapter One:  Probable Cause Determinations by Judges and Grand Juries
Chapter Two:  Bail Practices
Chapter Three:  The Sixth Amendment Right to Counsel and Associated Rights
Chapter Four:  Pretrial Motions (Nonsuppression)
Chapter Five:  Motions to Suppress Evidence under the Fourth Amendment
Chapter Six:  Motions to Suppress Confessions
Chapter Seven:  The Right to a Jury Trial and the Jury Selection Process
Chapter Eight:  Constitutional Issues that Arise During Trial
Chapter Nine:  Motions for Judgment of Acquittal
Chapter Ten:  Constitutional Issues in Instructing the Jury and During Jury Deliberations
Chapter Eleven:  Guilty Pleas
Chapter Twelve:  Sentencing
Chapter Thirteen:  Common Extra-Record Post-Trial Claims
Chapter Fourteen:  Direct Appeals
Chapter Fifteen:  Post-Conviction Habeas Corpus Review