A Criminal Defense

A Criminal Defense Author William L. Myers, Jr.
ISBN-10 1503943429
Release 2017-04-01
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Losing the trial of his life could mean losing everything. When a young reporter is found dead and a prominent Philadelphia businessman is accused of her murder, Mick McFarland finds himself involved in the case of his life. The defendant, David Hanson, is Mick's best friend, and the victim, a TV news reporter, had reached out to Mick for legal help only hours before her death. Mick's played both sides of Philadelphia's courtrooms. As a top-shelf defense attorney and former prosecutor, he knows all the tricks of the trade. And he'll need every one of them to win. But as the trial progresses, he's disturbed by developments that confirm his deepest fears. This trial, one that already hits too close to home, may jeopardize his firm, his family-everything. Now Mick's only way out is to mastermind the most brilliant defense he's ever spun, one that may cross every legal and moral boundary.



Case of a Lifetime

Case of a Lifetime Author Abbe Smith
ISBN-10 023061387X
Release 2008-07-22
Pages 256
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A recent study estimates that thousands of innocent people are wrongfully imprisoned each year in the United States. Some are exonerated through DNA evidence, but many more languish in prison because their convictions were based on faulty eyewitness accounts and no DNA is available. Prominent criminal lawyer and law professor Abbe Smith weaves together real life cases to show what it is like to champion the rights of the accused. Smith describes the moral and ethical dilemmas of representing the guilty and the weighty burden of fighting for the innocent, including the victorious story of how she helped free a woman wrongly imprisoned for nearly three decades. For fans of Law and Order and investigative news programs like 20/20, Case of a Lifetime is a chilling look at what really determines a person's innocence.



A Criminal Defense

A Criminal Defense Author Steven Gore
ISBN-10 9780062198082
Release 2013-07-30
Pages 352
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Betrayal wounds.Revenge destroys. Over three decades, Hamlin's practice devolved into just another racket: intimidating witnesses, suborning perjury, destroying evidence, laundering money. But is he the victim of murder—or of a dangerous sexual encounter gone wrong? And when law enforcement believes justice has already been done, who can be trusted to find out? Once again in the city where his career came to a shattering end, former detective Harlan Donnally resolved it wouldn't be him. He had no desire to immerse himself in the deceit that was Hamlin's career . . . nor entangle himself in the corrupted loyalties that turned the dead lawyer's associates into both co-conspirators and suspects . . . nor make himself the proxy for the hatreds and betrayals Hamlin left behind. But the presiding judge demanded otherwise—and that might cost Donnally his life.



Representing the Accused

Representing the Accused Author Jill Paperno
ISBN-10 0314285296
Release 2012
Pages 274
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Whether you are a law clinic student making your first foray into criminal defense, a newly admitted attorney, a general practitioner, or an attorney whose practice is concentrated in criminal defense, Representing the Accused will provide you with invaluable advice as you navigate your way through a criminal case. Authored by an experienced criminal defense attorney in a large public defenders office who has personally handled thousands of criminal cases, supervised representation in thousands more, and trained scores of attorneys, this book provides insight and guidance on how to efficiently and effectively manage each step in the handling of a criminal case. In order to help you provide quality representation to your clients, this publication offers clear explanations of a criminal attorneys role at every stage, from the arrest through the conclusion of the case.



Criminal Defense in China

Criminal Defense in China Author Sida Liu
ISBN-10 9781316849118
Release 2016-11-17
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Criminal Defense in China studies empirically the everyday work and political mobilization of defense lawyers in China. It builds upon 329 interviews across China, and other social science methods, to investigate and analyze the interweaving of politics and practice in five segments of the practicing criminal defense bar in China from 2005 to 2015. This book is the first to examine everyday criminal defense work in China as a political project. The authors engage extensive scholarship on lawyers and political liberalism across the world, from seventeenth-century Europe to late twentieth-century Korea and Taiwan, drawing on theoretical propositions from this body of theory to examine the strategies and constraints of lawyer mobilization in China. The book brings a fresh perspective through its focus on everyday work and ordinary lawyering in an authoritarian context and raises searching questions about law and lawyers, politics and society, in China's uncertain future.



Illinois Criminal Defense Motions

Illinois Criminal Defense Motions Author Richard S. Kling
ISBN-10 9780327168386
Release 2017-07-28
Pages 472
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If you're a criminal defense lawyer in Illinois, you won't want to be without Illinois Criminal Defense Motions. Not only does this provide the most important defense motions for criminal trials in Illinois, but it explains, critically, what motions to make and when to make them. In Illinois Criminal Defense Motions, you'll find the theory, case law, and practical suggestions you need to adapt motions forms to the particular facts and requirements of your case - quickly and efficiently.



Cultural Issues in Criminal Defense

Cultural Issues in Criminal Defense Author Linda Friedman Ramirez
ISBN-10 9781578232710
Release 2010-08-01
Pages 1142
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The one essential treatise for representing immigrant and diverse clients, up to date with Padilla v Kentucky, with jurisprudence and practice tips relevant to all stages of representation, from interviewing clients to handling post conviction and relief. This treatise will be of interest to public defender offices as well as private practitioners.Keeping pace with the rapidly changing face of America, Cultural Issues in Criminal Defense -3rd edition is the complete reference guide to one of the most challenging and topical subjects in contemporary criminal law. Cultural Issues in Criminal Defense is an indispensable book for the criminal defense lawyer representing people from other cultures, nationalities or ethnic backgrounds. Lawyers defending these individuals face a host of characteristic concerns that include cultural barriers to communication, the need for qualified interpreters, unique Fourth and Fifth Amendment issues, cultural defenses, issues involving Native Americans, the immigration consequences of a conviction, and distinctive sentencing issues. Packed with practice tips and helpful precedent cases, Cultural Issues in Criminal Defense is the only book on the market that walks the practitioner through these issues in a clear, comprehensive and systematic way. Extensively updated and expanded for its third edition, the guide now includes chapters on stimulating new subjects such as consular assistance issues, gathering evidence abroad, language proficiency concerns and international prisoner transfers.



Making a Case for Innocence

Making a Case for Innocence Author April Higuera
ISBN-10 0997994304
Release 2016-09-01
Pages 256
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For true crime buffs and criminal defense professionals, THIS BOOK IS A MUST READ! Author and Licensed Private Investigator April Higuera takes you behind the scenes of her actual investigations of multiple high-profile homicide cases for defense. Along the way, you'll join her in uncovering evidence of innocence and corruption. April lays out the evidence against the accused and her own journey through the system as she helps defend otherwise average citizens who are accused of heinous, violent crimes. Her accounts are TRUE! Read about these cases: A wife's jawbone is delivered in a Tupperware container to a local TV station with a map to locate her remains. A 73-year-old grandmother is convicted of bludgeoning her husband to death in their driveway with a potato hoe. The infamous rape-murder of a 19-year-old Marine cadet, who is the daughter of a U.S. Ambassador. Through a series of case studies, written more in the style of short stories than the sleep-inducing, dry academic speak of typical post-case-analysis reports, Higuera takes the reader into the grit and grime of murder and mayhem. - Hal Humphreys, Executive Editor of Pursuit MagazineExperience an emotional roller coaster ride as April confronts the corruption and ineptitude that plague our broken justice system, unearthing the evidence that she hopes will set her clients free. Visit the author's website to learn more and share your stories: AprilHiguera.com. April takes you on a backdoor ride of the unsung hero as the investigator who deserves the credit for solving crimes and releasing criminally charged innocent men. This book serves all folks involved in the criminal justice system. - Mary Lou Wilson, Esq., Post-Conviction Attorney. Every serious criminal justice major should read this book in order to fully understand their ethical responsibility to their oath of office, the devastating impact faulty investigative assumptions can produce within the legal system, and how justice is truly administered and served by tenacity and determination. - Jorey Krawczyn, U.S. Dept. of State, Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement



Black s Law

Black s Law Author Roy Black
ISBN-10 9780684863061
Release 2000-04-06
Pages 320
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In a frank and enlightening look at our criminal courts, attorney Roy Black reveals his defense strategies in four cliffhanger cases. ""To Kill a Mockingbird, " but with real characters."--Alan M. Dershowitz, author of "Reversal of Fortune."



Shifting the Blame

Shifting the Blame Author Saundra Davis Westervelt
ISBN-10 0813525845
Release 1998
Pages 193
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More than just a study of legal history, Shifting the Blame looks at the "abuse excuse" defense as an indicator of broad social change in cultural understandings of victimization, responsibility, and womanhood. The introduction of victimization as an exculpatory condition within the context of a criminal defense tells the story of a society that has accepted victimization as a new way of explaining and excusing misbehavior. Through case law analysis, the book documents the initial development of the strategy in three different types of cases in the 1970s - "rotten social background", brainwashing, and battered women's self-defense cases. Since its initial acceptance in battered women's cases in the early 1980s, the use of the strategy has expanded to a variety of offenders in different types of relationships arguing different defenses. In lively, readable prose, Westervelt examines each form of expansion, revealing that while the expansion of the strategy has been fairly extensive, it has also been limited in some important ways. Her research shows readers that only certain types of "victims," particularly victims of physical abuse, have successfully used this defense. Shifting the Blame exposes the ways in which the acceptance of this new defense strategy illuminates a cultural shift in understandings of individual responsibility and shows how the law plays a role in defining who can be an acceptable victim. Saundra D. Westervelt is an assistant professor in the Sociology Department at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.



Criminal Defense Investigation

Criminal Defense Investigation Author Jeremy Lee Pennington
ISBN-10 1530614511
Release 2016-04-12
Pages 196
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Criminal Defense Investigation: Theory, Practice, and Methods provides the essential knowledge that you need to uncover critical evidence during a criminal defense investigation. From using investigative theory to uncovering evidence with advanced analytical concepts, you will learn the skills required to conduct criminal defense investigations from a perspective grounded in sophisticated analytical techniques. This resource is specifically tailored to those who already know how to collect evidence, thereby allowing experienced investigators to improve their established skill sets. In this book, you will learn the following: Who criminal defense investigators are from moral and ethical perspectives, their mindsets, their professional relationships with defense attorneys, and the qualifications required to become a criminal defense investigator The definition of an investigation The concept of evidence and how it relates to the work of a criminal defense investigator Issues of denial and deception in defendants, witnesses, and law enforcement The theory of criminal defense investigations and how it is applied to practice The process of implementing the criminal defense investigation cycle The concept of all source analysis and how it provides utility to a criminal defense investigation The application of structured analytical techniques in the area of investigative needs, model construction, key assumption checks, information quality checks, chronology analysis, network analysis, hypothesis generation, probable event analysis, and competing hypotheses analysis



Ann Arbor Criminal Defense Playbook

Ann Arbor Criminal Defense Playbook Author Jonathan Andrew Paul Esq
ISBN-10 0692477276
Release 2015-06-24
Pages 128
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The Ann Arbor Criminal Defense Playbook is geared towards the residents, students, student-athletes, and visitors of Washtenaw County who find themselves charged with a crime. The Playbook is meant to be read by a potential client who is charged with a crime, someone who loves or cares about someone in this position, or other less experienced attorneys trying to learn more about practicing law in Washtenaw County. This comprehensive book contains an overview of the Washtenaw County criminal system, a break of the 22nd Circuit Court, and the various district courts around the County. In this book, I discuss my proactive program in detail, and how it can positively impact your Washtenaw County misdemeanor, felony or drunk driving case. I've included a special chapter on what I call "tailgate offenses," which are quite common in the Ann Arbor area during the fall football season. Finally, I have put together a frequently asked questions section to address common questions that I am asked during my time working with clients. As part of my Washtenaw County practice, I defend students, doctors, nureses, attorneys, executives, senior military officers, teachers, professional and college athletes, airline pilots, and the good hard working people of Washtenaw County who find themselves charged with a crime.



Trends in Legal Advocacy

Trends in Legal Advocacy Author Jane Goodman-Delahunty
ISBN-10 9781315386287
Release 2017-01-06
Pages 384
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A new installment of the series of Interviews with Global Leaders in Policing, Courts, and Prisons, this book expands upon the criminal justice coverage of earlier volumes, offering the voices of 14 lawyers from 13 diverse locales, including countries in Africa, North America, South America, Europe, and the Asia-Pacific region. This book is intended for students and others focusing on law and legal studies, policing, psychology and law, criminology, justice studies, public policy, and for all those interested in the front lines of legal change around the world. Featuring versatile chapters perfect for individual use or as part of a collection, this volume offers a personal approach to the legal world for students and experienced professionals.



The Brain Defense

The Brain Defense Author Kevin Davis
ISBN-10 9780698183353
Release 2017-02-28
Pages 336
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Called “the best kind of nonfiction” by Michael Connelly, this riveting new book combines true crime, brain science, and courtroom drama. In 1991, the police were called to East 72nd St. in Manhattan, where a woman's body had fallen from a twelfth-story window. The woman’s husband, Herbert Weinstein, soon confessed to having hit and strangled his wife after an argument, then dropping her body out of their apartment window to make it look like a suicide. The 65-year-old Weinstein, a quiet, unassuming retired advertising executive, had no criminal record, no history of violent behavior—not even a short temper. How, then, to explain this horrific act? Journalist Kevin Davis uses the perplexing story of the Weinstein murder to present a riveting, deeply researched exploration of the intersection of neuroscience and criminal justice. Shortly after Weinstein was arrested, an MRI revealed a cyst the size of an orange on his brain’s frontal lobe, the part of the brain that governs judgment and impulse control. Weinstein’s lawyer seized on that discovery, arguing that the cyst had impaired Weinstein’s judgment and that he should not be held criminally responsible for the murder. It was the first case in the United States in which a judge allowed a scan showing a defendant’s brain activity to be admitted as evidence to support a claim of innocence. The Weinstein case marked the dawn of a new era in America's courtrooms, raising complex and often troubling questions about how we define responsibility and free will, how we view the purpose of punishment, and how strongly we are willing to bring scientific evidence to bear on moral questions. Davis brings to light not only the intricacies of the Weinstein case but also the broader history linking brain injuries and aberrant behavior, from the bizarre stories of Phineas Gage and Charles Whitman, perpetrator of the 1966 Texas Tower massacre, to the role that brain damage may play in violence carried out by football players and troubled veterans of America’s twenty-first century wars. The Weinstein case opened the door for a novel defense that continues to transform the legal system: Criminal lawyers are increasingly turning to neuroscience and introducing the effects of brain injuries—whether caused by trauma or by tumors, cancer, or drug or alcohol abuse—and arguing that such damage should be considered in determining guilt or innocence, the death penalty or years behind bars. As he takes stock of the past, present and future of neuroscience in the courts, Davis offers a powerful account of its potential and its hazards. Thought-provoking and brilliantly crafted, The Brain Defense marries a murder mystery complete with colorful characters and courtroom drama with a sophisticated discussion of how our legal system has changed—and must continue to change—as we broaden our understanding of the human mind.



Blood Defense

Blood Defense Author Marcia Clark
ISBN-10 1503936198
Release 2016-05-01
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Samantha Brinkman, an ambitious, hard-charging Los Angeles criminal defense attorney, is struggling to make a name for herself and to drag her fledgling practice into the big leagues. Sam lands a high-profile double-murder case in which one of the victims is a beloved TV star--and the defendant is a decorated veteran LAPD detective. It promises to be exactly the kind of media sensation that would establish her as a heavy hitter in the world of criminal law. Though Sam has doubts about his innocence, she and her two associates (her closest childhood friend and a brilliant ex-con) take the case. Notorious for living by her own rules--and fearlessly breaking everyone else's--Samantha pulls out all the stops in her quest to uncover evidence that will clear the detective. But when a shocking secret at the core of the case shatters her personal world, Sam realizes that not only has her client been playing her, he might be one of the most dangerous sociopaths she's ever encountered.



Advanced Forensic Criminal Defense Investigations

Advanced Forensic Criminal Defense Investigations Author Paul J. Ciolino
ISBN-10 0913875554
Release 2000
Pages 322
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This book is filled with information on many different aspects of the criminal forensic investigation. Whether you represent the defense or prosecution, this is the ideal resource to consult when working with an investigator, or if you should have to investigate the crime yourself. This book covers many areas to help you with your investigation and your case. It covers technical advances in areas such as medicocriminal entomology, GSR tests, and voice identification, use of background checks, working with expert witnesses, investigation strategies for white collar crime and organized crime situations, building rapport with potential witnesses and informants, investigation of homicide and sexual assault cases, working with disabled suspects, investigating domestic violence cases and more. It is an important addition to your investigation library.



Secrets of Criminal Defense

Secrets of Criminal Defense Author Burton Milward, Jr.
ISBN-10 9781467849074
Release 2013-04-26
Pages 106
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Are you accused of a crime? Are you incarcerated? Are you close to someone who is? Are you a law student? (You won't find this information in law school!) Are you a practicing attorney who wants to be certain to excel in the arena of criminal defense? The secrets in this book serve as a guiding light to achieving Total Victory in the courtroom. An excellent criminal defense attorney's goal is Total Victory — which means dismissal of all charges prior to trial, acquittal at trial, or reversal on appeal with directions to dismiss. A plea bargain is not Total Victory, nor can any form of “win-win” negotiating be Total Victory. Why should the prosecutor get anything? Every criminal case presents potential opportunities for Total Victory. An excellent criminal defense attorney knows how to transform these opportunities into actual dismissal or acquittal. When a lawyer is 100% for the client and stands up for the client to the nth degree, each secret of criminal defense is crucial. Just as a chain is no stronger than its weakest link, an excellent criminal defense attorney knows how to maximize representation in every case, never allowing a weak link. Those criminal defense attorneys who deserve the word “excellent” work to Win! They do everything they can think of within the law and the rules to win, and they win because they are knowledgeable and experienced with the tools and techniques and state of mind set forth in this book. Written in a clean, clear style, it’s also a most enjoyable read!