The criminal law handbook : know your rights, survive the system
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Berkeley, California : Nolo, 2018.
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Book
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15th edition.
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642 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
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The criminal justice system is complicated, understand it and your rights Criminal law is full of complex rules and procedures, but this book demystifies them. 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 arraignment plea bargains trials sentencing working with defense attorneys common defenses constitutional rights juvenile court preliminary hearings appeals, and public defenders victims' rights The 15th edition is completely updated, covering the latest in criminal law, including U.S. Supreme Court cases.
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English
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1413324703, 9781413324709

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Includes bibliographical references and index.
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This book explains how the system works, why police, lawyers, and judges do what they do, and -- most important -- the options for suspects, defendants, and victims. It also provides critical information on working with a lawyer.
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APA Citation (style guide)

Bergman, P., & Berman-Barrett, S. J. (2018). The criminal law handbook: know your rights, survive the system. 15th edition. Berkeley, California: Nolo.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Bergman, Paul, 1943- and Sara J. Berman-Barrett. 2018. The Criminal Law Handbook: Know Your Rights, Survive the System. Berkeley, California: Nolo.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Bergman, Paul, 1943- and Sara J. Berman-Barrett, The Criminal Law Handbook: Know Your Rights, Survive the System. Berkeley, California: Nolo, 2018.

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Bergman, Paul, and Sara J. Berman-Barrett. The Criminal Law Handbook: Know Your Rights, Survive the System. 15th edition. Berkeley, California: Nolo, 2018. Print.

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