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Trial manual for defense attorneys in juvenile delinquency cases / Randy Hertz, Martin Guggenheim, Anthony G. Amsterdam.


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Hertz, Randy, author.
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First edition.
Chicago : American Bar Association, [2013]
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  • Book
  • xxv, 948 pages ; 26 cm
Includes bibliographical references and index.
  • The nature, purpose, and structure of the manual
  • Introduction to delinquency practice : the role of defense counsel
  • Representing clients before initial hearing : steps to take if a client is at the police station or is wanted by the police
  • The initial hearing : prehearing interview; arraignment; pretrial detention arguments; probable-cause hearing
  • The client interview
  • Case planning : deciding what things to do to prepare for trial and the order in which to do them
  • Defense investigation
  • Pretrial discovery
  • Subpoenaing and preparing defense witnesses to testify at a motions hearing or trial
  • Retaining and working with expert witnesses
  • Representing clients who are mentally ill or mentally retarded
  • Transfer or waiver to adult court
  • Guilty pleas
  • Defense motions to advance or for a continuance; motions to dismiss for want of prosecution; speedy trial motions
  • Motions hearings; motions arguments
  • Motions to dismiss the charging paper
  • Motions for severance (or consolidation) of counts or respondents
  • Motions to dismiss for social reasons
  • Motions for a change of venue; motions for recusal of the judge
  • Election or waiver of jury trial; motions relating to the jury
  • Suppression hearings
  • Motions to suppress tangible evidence
  • Motions to suppress confessions, admissions, and other statements of the respondent
  • Motions to suppress identification testimony
  • Interlocutory review of pretrial rulings by means of prerogative writs
  • Trial: general characteristics; the opening stage
  • Selecting the jury at trial : the voir dire
  • Opening statements
  • Evidentiary issues that are likely to arise at trial
  • Handling prosecution witnesses
  • Motion for acquittal (the prima facie motion)
  • Presenting the case for the defense
  • Objections to evidence; motions for mistrial; proffers; rulings on evidentiary questions
  • The closing stage of a bench trial: renewal of the motion for acquittal; closing argument
  • The closing stage of a jury trial: renewal of the motion for acquittal; closing argument; jury instructions; the jury's deliberations and verdict
  • Postverdict proceedings
  • Dispositions
  • Appeal and post-disposition proceedings.
Guggenheim, Martin, author.
Amsterdam, Anthony G., author.

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