Know Your Rights, Survive the System
Author: Paul Bergman,Sara J. Berman
Criminal law books are usually for lawyers. Not this one. It is the preeminent overview of the criminal justice system for consumers. It’s for anyone interested in the criminal justice system, from those personally involved in it to those who simply want to understand it. It’s the perfect gift for friends who love CSI and Law & Order, or the popular podcast Serial. It’s one of two Nolo books to appear in a movie Teaching Mrs. Tingle w/ Helen Mirren (1999).
Know Your Rights, Survive the System
Author: Paul Bergman,Sara J. Berman,Sara J. Berman-Barrett
The criminal justice system becomes increasingly complex each year with new laws affecting legal processes.The Criminal Law Handbook explains every part of a criminal case including: arrests booking preliminary hearings charges bail arraignment search and seizure plea bargains sentencing juveniles This revised edition covers the latest changes in criminal and U.S Supreme Court cases. Written by the authors of Represent Yourself in Court, Paul Bergman, J.D. and Sara Berman, J.D.
How to Prepare & Try a Winning Case
Author: Paul Bergman,Sara J. Berman
How to prepare and present a winning civil court case Many disputes are too big for small claims court but too small to justify a lawyer’s fee. Fortunately, if you are willing to learn the courtroom ropes, you can successfully handle your own case from start to finish. Represent Yourself in Court breaks the pretrial and trial process down into easy-to-understand steps. Armed with these clear and thorough instructions, you’ll be well prepared to: file court papers present an opening statement deal with pretrial issues cross-examine hostile witnesses handle depositions make and respond to objections pick a jury if necessary get help from an attorney or legal coach discover, obtain and prepare your evidence deal with the court clerk and judge line up and prepare witnesses Whether you are a plaintiff or a defendant, this book will help you handle a bankruptcy, divorce, landlord-tenant dispute, breach of contract case, small business dispute—or any other civil lawsuit. This new edition is completely updated to include the latest rules and court procedures.
An Urban Guide to Criminal Justice
Author: Muhammad Ibn Bashir
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
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.
How to Find & Understand the Law
Author: Stephen Elias,Editors of Nolo
Legal Research: Take the law into your own hands Do you have legal questions at home, at work, or as part of law-related course work? Legal Research provides everything you need, laying out easy-to-follow research methods that will help you find the right answers. Find out how to: locate and understand statutes, regulations, and cases make sure your research is 100% up to date organize your research results into a memorandum of law for use at school, at work, or in court. Completely updated for the 17th edition, Legal Research shows how to use the Web to find statutes, cases, background information, and answers to specific legal questions. Even more important, you’ll be guided to the most reliable and user-friendly sites, so you won’t drown in an information flood. Lots of examples and easy-to-understand instructions teach you how to use all the basic legal research tools, including: Internet search engines reliable free legal websites legal encyclopedias, periodicals, and treatises annotated legal codes and statutes published reports of state and federal court cases case digests and Shepard’s Citations the best legal blogs
A Desk Reference
Author: Paul Bergman
Understand criminal Law!Learn your rights and how to protect yourself Whether you face a criminal case, work in law enforcement, or simply want to know more about the criminal law system, this book can help. Criminal Law: A Desk Reference covers the basic to the complex in alphabetical order. Whether it’s “alibi” or “writ of habeas corpus,” the book makes it easy to find and understand what you’re looking for. It even provides links to articles about the law in your state. With this book you’ll be able to: • learn the law with real-life examples • understand procedures from arraignment through appeals • determine defenses to common crimes • examine actual criminal statutes • understand new movements in the law, like "revenge porn" prosecutions, and • learn about working with a lawyer. The third edition has been thoroughly updated to reflect the latest criminal law trends and Supreme Court rulings.
Publisher: Readers Digest
Provides an easy-to-understand, quick-reference guide to one's legal rights in regard to marriage and the family, financial planning, employment, consumer protection, the home and community, health care, and the legal system. 20,000 first printing.
Author: Michael Saeger
Publisher: Sourcebooks Incorporated
Publisher of America's #1 Small Business Series is now helping empower the average citizen in their personal and professional lives. The Legal Power series aims to give you the tools you need to make proactive business and personal decisions, protect your assets, prevent painful contractual mistakes and defend yourself in an increasingly litigious society. Thorough, to-the-point and low-cost, these books make understanding your rights simple by explaining lawyer-babble in clear, plain English.Legal Power books are: -- Specific in scope, offering indepth information on single topics rather than trying to be everything to everybody -- Practical for real-world use, containing forms, examples and case studies -- User-friendly in tone and design -- Simple, but not simplistic -- Inexpensively priced for the information-hungry consumerHow do you defend yourself if you are accused of a crime? Do you know your rights? Even innocent people can be subject to police searches and criminal arrest. To protect your welfare and uphold your rights, this book will teach you the inner workings of the criminal justice system and show you how to successfully work within it. Learn all about: -- Searches and seizures -- Arrests & types of crimes -- Questioning by police -- Legal procedures and jury selection -- Negotiating plea agreements -- Scientific evidence
A Practical Guide to Criminal Defense
Author: Jill Paperno
Publisher: Aspatore Books
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.
Author: Douglas Page
Publisher: Page Publishing.
Category: Criminal law
How To Represent Yourself In Criminal Court is a practical guide for anyone facing representing themselves in court. With extremely clear guidelines and numerous step-by-step examples, this book will lead you through all stages of the criminal process in England & Wales from arrest to sentencing. Representing yourself in court can be a daunting and complex process. Putting legal jargon into plain English, and demystifying the process, you will learn what to expect and how to prepare. The aim is to enable you to understand and participate in the proceedings, rather than leave the courtroom wondering what just happened and whether you should have said something. The sound and matter-of-fact advice is based on the author's years as a barrister, both defending and prosecuting in the UK criminal justice system. This book is an invaluable tool and indispensable guide for anyone faced with representing themselves in court.
The Courtroom Goes to the Movies
Author: Paul Bergman,Michael Asimow
Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing
Category: Performing Arts
From the infamous Scopes Monkey Trial, portrayed in Inherit the Wind, to the sensational war crimes trials that inspired Judgment at Nuremberg, celluloid trials have provided a compelling source of entertainment. Now t wo UCLA law professors/trial aficinados go behind the scenes of nearly 70 riveting courtroom movie dramas and comedies to demonstrate how directors make the legal system accessible to moviegoers.
Answers to Your Most Frequently Asked Legal Questions
Author: Shae Irving,Nolo Editors
Everything you wanted to know about the law, but couldn't afford to ask. How do I get a collection agency to stop harassing me? What are the pros and cons of the different types of adoption? Do I need a copyright for my YouTube videos? What are my rights when it comes to a noisy neighbor? Like it or not, the law affects practically every aspect of our lives, and legal questions can come up daily. Nolo's Encyclopedia of Everyday Law has the answers you need to make sound decisions wherever the law touches your life. Written by Nolo's expert team of attorneys, the book provides concise, plain-English answers to hundreds of the most frequently asked legal questions about everyday legal issues, including: credit, debt, and bankruptcy landlord-tenant law wills, living trusts, and estate planning workplace rights Social Security divorce, child custody, and visitation copyright, lawsuits, and more.
Author: John Boston,Daniel E Manville
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Prisoners' Self-Help Litigation Manual, in its much-anticipated fourth edition, is an indispensable guide for prisoners and prisoner advocates seeking to understand the rights guaranteed to prisoners by law and how to protect those rights. Clear, comprehensive, practical advice provides prisoners with everything they need to know on conditions of confinement, civil liberties in prison, procedural due process, the legal system, how to litigate, conducting effective legal research, and writing legal documents. Written by two legal and penitentiary experts with intimate knowledge of prisoner's rights and legal aid work, authors John Boston and Daniel E. Manville strategically focus on federal constitutional law, providing prisoners and those wishing to assist them with the most important information concerning legal rights. Over the past decade, prison law and conditions have changed significantly. This new edition is updated to include the most relevant prisoners' rights topics and approaches to litigation. Updates include all aspects of prison life as well as material on legal research, legal writing, types of legal remedies, and how to effectively use those remedies. Certainly the most authoritative, well-organized and relevant prisoner's rights manual available - - the eagerly awaited fourth edition should be purchased by everyone interested in civil rights for the incarcerated.
A Beginner’s Guide
Author: Bryan Gibson
Publisher: Waterside Press
The most straightforward overview available. Covers the entire criminal justice system. A ‘no frills’ explanation for beginners. This basic guide sets out the main components of the criminal justice system in an accessible way. Intended as a starting point for readers coming to the subject for the first time it is ideal for new staff, volunteers, first year students and other ‘rookies’: a short book of facts, explanations and pointers to further study. Chapters: 1. What is Crime? 2. What is Criminal Justice? 3. Who’s Who? 4. Modern Developments 5. The Police 6. The Criminal Courts in Action 7. Sentencing (including Probation Work) 8. Prisons and Imprisonment 9. Victims and Restorative Justice 10. Causes of Crime The book also features the Rule of Law, risk assessment, decision-making, forensic investigation, witnesses, surveillance, criminology, crime reduction strategies, border controls, penal reform and some international and historical dimensions. With a Glossary of Words, Phrases and Abbreviations.
Author: Joshua Dressler
Publisher: Carolina Academic Press LLC
Category: Criminal law
This comprehensive and clearly written Understanding treatise is frequently cited by scholars and courts in their analysis of substantive criminal law, and has been a popular source of assistance to criminal law students for the past quarter century. Understanding Criminal Law is designed to be taught in conjunction with any casebook. The topics covered are those most often raised in criminal law casebooks, and coverage of these subjects is meant to complement professors' classroom discussions. The text focuses on the basic elements of, and defenses to, all crimes; provides in-depth coverage of such crimes as homicide, rape, and theft; and covers other important topics covered in the Criminal Law course, such as accomplice and inchoate liability. Understanding Criminal Law also covers theories of punishment, sources of the criminal law, and overarching principles such as legality and proportionality. The common law is emphasized with extensive comparisons to the Model Penal Code and modern statutes. This edition offers the most significant updating ever, including coverage of quickly-changing legal areas, such as sexual assault and self-defense law. Recent and ongoing revisions to the Model Penal Code are also covered.
The Essential Guide for Anyone Facing or Conducting a Deposition
Author: Paul Bergman,Albert Moore
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
A guide for students, legal assistants and witnesses outlines the deposition process with coverage of how to answer questions and the tactics used by lawyers to influence testimony, incorporating into the latest edition updated cases, statutes and rules as well as new material on electronic information storage. Original.
Revised and Updated Edition
Author: Stanton Samenow
Publisher: Broadway Books
Category: Social Science
Long-held myths defining the sources of and cures for crime are shattered in this ground-breaking book--and a chilling profile of today's criminal emerges.
Author: Jessie Daniel D. McDonald,Ed D. Dr Jessie Daniel McDonald
Publisher: War Horse Publications
Topics in this handbook include setting up a home-based business, writing a grant proposal, writing a loan proposal, keeping business records, business investments, and writing legal documents. (Legal Reference/Law Profession)