Pretrial Motions in Criminal Prosecutions
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Criminal practice demands that lawyers consider a far-ranging array of pretrial challenges regardless of whether the case is actually tried at some later point. Pretrial Motions in Criminal Prosecutions provides a readable one-volume discussion of critical areas of pretrial motion practice. The book features discussion of issues relating to the myriad of motions that may be brought in a criminal prosecution. A sample omnibus motion is provided to demonstrate how a lawyer can skillfully encompass multiple considerations in a single motion. The book identifies the most salient grounds for pretrial motions, explain the issues that commonly arise, and provide a succinct statement of the governing law. In addition, Pivotal Points are supplied in many sections to conveniently highlight more important aspects of an issue. To ensure the book’s usefulness to lawyers in all jurisdictions, it extensively uses federal case law.
Use the author's first-hand experience to learn about the law of pretrial motions as it is actually interpreted on the streets and in courts of law. Clearly written and comprehensive in scope, Pretrial Motions in Criminal Prosecutions offers expert insight on such issues as motions to suppress, search and seizure, and identification procedures, as well as current guidelines governing specific pretrial motions such as withdrawal of counsel and disqualification of a judge. Extensive case citations illustrate the applications of the law.
The 4th edition ISBN is 9781422426913.
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Table of contents
Chapter 1 Motions to Suppress Evidence
Chapter 2 Search and Seizure
Chapter 3 Confessions and Admissions
Chapter 4 Identification Procedures
Chapter 5 Discovery, Competency, and Related Motions
Chapter 6 Motions to Quash Subpoenas
Chapter 7 Review of Conditions of Pretrial Release
Chapter 8 Pretrial Detention
Chapter 9 Forfeiture of Property
Chapter 10 Preliminary Examination
Chapter 11 Motions to Dismiss Indictments or Informations
Chapter 12 Joinder and Severance of Offenses or Defendants
Chapter 13 Motion in Limine
Chapter 14 Change of Venue
Chapter 15 Motions to Exclude the Public or Press or Seal the Record
Chapter 16 Disqualification of the Trial Judge
Chapter 17 Withdrawal By or Disqualification of Counsel
Chapter 18 Withdrawal of Guilty Pleas
Chapter 19 Motions for Continuance
Chapter 20 Defense Witnesses Immunity and Refusal to Testify
Table of Cases
Table of Statutes