Raw Law: An Urban Guide to Criminal Justice

Raw Law: An Urban Guide to Criminal Justice

by Muhammad Ibn Bashir


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Raw Law: An Urban Guide to Criminal Justice by Muhammad Ibn Bashir

The first book of legal advice for the hip hop generation, Covering areas ranging from how to secure the best public defender to what to do when driving DWB, this is a step-by-step guide to the criminal system for those who need it most written by a criminal defense attorney who knows this world from the inside out.

A counterpoint to the Law and Order justice the public sees and believes in. This is the real criminal justice system, as told from someone inside, someone fights it ever day. This is not a manual for how to get off, how to be a better criminal. It is proof that the system will eat you up and spit you out if you dare to become involved or think you can beat it. Raw Law authoritatively addresses the legal issues faced by the hip hop generation, and offers a simple guide on how to avoid certain situations and how to learn and respond to others. Here readers will learn the truths and untruths of the justice system and how they can protect themselves from the worst of it. But most of all, they will learn how to follow the first rule of the criminal justice system: AVOID IT AT ALL COSTS.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781936399048
Publisher: Cash Money Content
Publication date: 02/15/2011
Pages: 224
Sales rank: 162,062
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Muhammad Ibn Bashir is an attorney licensed to practice law in the State of New Jersey. He graduated from Howard University School of Communications and completed his education at Howard University School of Law. He specializes in criminal and constitutional law and has been a sole practitioner for 17 years. During this time, he has also represented clients in Connecticut, New York, Maryland, Virginia, Washington, D.C., and Kentucky. He has served as a Public Defender and was co-counsel in the defense of the infamous “World Trade Center Bombing” trial. As a criminal trial attorney, he maintains a reputation of a relentless cross-examiner and a tenacious advocate. He is a motivational speaker and lectures to high school and college audiences on criminal justice and procedure. Further, he is a dedicated community servant and is involved in many community-based projects impacting on the lives of the community’s youth. He also serves as Director of Policy & Planning at Image Makers Public Relations, Inc.

Table of Contents

Introduction vii

Foreword xiii

Rules Rule 1

Public Pretenders 7

CDS: A Desperate Game, for Desperate People 19

A Case of Rape 35

Little Girls and Boys … and Their Toys 49

A Few Stolen Moments 63

Improbable Cause 77

Judge, Jury, Executioner 89

One Good Cop 103

Pleas, Please, Pleas Please 121

The Jury is Still Out 133

Criminal Minded 149

Ride or Die 167

Welcome to the Real World 173

For the People 185

Acknowledgments 201

About the Author 203

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Raw Law: An Urban Guide to Criminal Justice 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book will explain to you, in clear and crisp detail, precisely the reason why if you are poor, a minority or a poor minority, your best legal defense is just simply do not get involved with the criminal legal system in the first place. What this book does is walk you from the arrest, to the courthouse and to your cell, explaining each step in concise and easy-to-understand language. It He makes liberal use of cases he has been a part of to paint a picture as to how the guilty can reduce their sentences with a little Machiavellian maneuvering, while the innocent can find themselves serving years because they were foolish as to the process they were dealing with. It is a bit of a depressing read; sometimes, it will leave you outraged. More often than not, you will simply feel enlightened and know that the criminal game is a fool's game - if you don't have the right connections or cash flow to lubricate the path.
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