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You're Under Arrest!: Understanding the Criminal Justice System

You're Under Arrest!: Understanding the Criminal Justice System

by Margaret C. Jasper
You're Under Arrest!: Understanding the Criminal Justice System

You're Under Arrest!: Understanding the Criminal Justice System

by Margaret C. Jasper


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“You’re Under Arrest”—words that nobody ever wants to hear. This book is designed to help the reader who is facing his or her first brush with the law by providing an overview of the criminal justice system and the people and procedures one may encounter along the way. The complexity of this unfortunate journey depends, in large part, upon the type and degree of the crime the individual is accused of committing. Thus, it is important to understand what one is facing as a defendant during this process. This book sets forth an overview of the American criminal justice system, including the role of law enforcement and the criminal court system. The unique jurisdiction of the family court over juvenile delinquents and minors in need of supervision is also discussed. This book also explores the constitutional rights of the accused, and describes the criminal trial, including the role of the prosecutor, criminal defense attorney, judge, jury, the offender and the victim. In addition, the criminal appeal process is also examined. The Appendix provides arrest statistics, sample forms, and other pertinent information and data. The Glossary contains definitions of many of the terms used throughout the book.

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ISBN-13: 9780984140411
Publisher: BookBaby
Publication date: 01/15/2018
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: eBook
Pages: 150
File size: 6 MB

About the Author

Margaret C. Jasper is an attorney engaged in the general practice of law in South Salem, New York, concentrating in the areas of personal injury and entertainment law. She holds a Juris Doctor degree from Pace University School of Law, White Plains, New York. She is a member of the New York and Connecticut bars and is certified to practice before the United States District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York, the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, and the United States Supreme Court. She has been appointed to the Attorney for Children panel for the Family Court of the State of New York, is a member of the American Bar Association, American Mensa, and a number of other professional organizations and associations. She is a New York State licensed real estate broker, operating as Jasper Real Estate in South Salem, New York. She is the Vice-President and Legal Counsel of Gold City Records, Inc. and Jasper Stone Music, Inc. (ASCAP), New York based record and music publishing companies.She is the owner of Legal Easy Books, the author of numerous publications and has written over 100 books covering a variety of legal topics. Margaret Jasper maintains a website at

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