The criminal justice system is complicated, understand it and your rights
This book demystifies the complex rules and procedures of criminal law. It explains how the system works, why police, lawyers, and judges do what they do, and what suspects, defendants, and prisoners can expect. It also provides critical information on working with a lawyer.
In plain English, The Criminal Law Handbook covers:
- search and seizure
- arrest, booking, and bail
- Miranda rights
- plea bargains
- common defenses
- working with defense attorneys
- constitutional rights
- juvenile court
- preliminary hearings
- public defenders
- victims' rights
This edition is completely updated, covering the latest in criminal law, including U.S. Supreme Court cases.