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The Criminal Law Handbook: Know Your Rights--Survive the System
     

The Criminal Law Handbook: Know Your Rights--Survive the System

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by Paul Bergman, Sara J. Berman-Barrett
 

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For anyone who's come face to face wtih the criminal justice system, this handbook is the place to turn for answers. In an easy-to-follow, question-and-answer format it covers talking to police, searches and seizures, drunk driving, arrests, booking, bail, criminal defense lawyers, lineups, preliminary hearings, trials, plea bargains, common defense, evidence,

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For anyone who's come face to face wtih the criminal justice system, this handbook is the place to turn for answers. In an easy-to-follow, question-and-answer format it covers talking to police, searches and seizures, drunk driving, arrests, booking, bail, criminal defense lawyers, lineups, preliminary hearings, trials, plea bargains, common defense, evidence, sentencing and much more. No other resource available for lay people is as comprehensive or clear in explaining exactly what goes on in criminal cases.

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Library Journal - Library Journal
An excellent and balanced guide to the state court criminal justice process, this book does not detail the differences of being charged in federal court, such as federal sentencing guidelines. Authors Bergman (Reel Justice, LJ 6/1/96) and Berman-Barrett, also a criminal attorney, use a question-and-answer format to cover cases from police investigations through appeals. The book is not intended to replace legal advice, and the authors stress the importance of obtaining representation, unlike Michael Saeger in Defend Yourself Against Criminal Charges (LJ 10/1/97), a recent, inferior guide. A worthy addition to all libraries that will instruct those interested in the criminal justice system.Harry Charles, St. Louis

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780873373814
Publisher:
NOLO
Publication date:
06/01/1997
Pages:
400
Product dimensions:
7.05(w) x 9.02(h) x 1.09(d)

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Roger Cossack
"Indispensable for anyone who wants to understand exactly what goes on in a criminal case." -- Co-host of CNN's Burden of Proof
Laurie Levenson
"A well written, helpful guide for laypersons interested in their legal rights -- straightforward, non-intimidating and informative." -- Associate Dean, Loyola Law School

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The Criminal Law Handbook: Know Your Rights, Survive the System 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I have decided that I want to be a private defense attorney when I am an adult and so when I saw this book I got it immediatly. This book gives Q&A about a lot of topics and case examples. Anyone interested into knowing the law and your rights should read this book!
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have been able to use this book over and over again for my criminal justice and law classes to write papers, do discussions and and just get simple clarification on subjects I am studying. It is definitely a must have.
Joanne60 More than 1 year ago
This book is excellent. It gives the same advice as what my current attorney is giving me. Would highly reccommend this book to anybody who wants to know their rights in any state they live in.