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Grand Juries

A powerful investigative tool for criminal prosecutors How grand juries work Historically, grand juries were supposed to stand between the ...

Two Types of Bargains

Most cases end with a bargain Most criminal cases end with a plea of guilty rather than a trial. Therefore, ...

Special Pleas in Criminal Cases

The open plea An open plea is one in which you plead to the full indictment or information without any ...

7 Common Defenses in Criminal Cases

In criminal cases, the prosecution presents its evidence first. When the prosecution rests, it is the defendant’s turn to present ...

Trial before a Judge or Jury

Factors to consider in deciding whether to waive the right to a criminal jury trial A person charged with a ...

Pre-sentence Investigation Report and Interview

What is the purpose of the pre-sentence investigation report (PSIR) in criminal cases? In most criminal cases, guilty pleas are ...

Grand Juries

A powerful investigative tool for criminal prosecutors How grand juries ...

Two Types of Bargains

Most cases end with a bargain Most criminal cases end ...

Special Pleas in Criminal Cases

The open plea An open plea is one in which ...

7 Common Defenses in Criminal Cases

In criminal cases, the prosecution presents its evidence first. When ...

Trial before a Judge or Jury

Factors to consider in deciding whether to waive the right ...

Pre-sentence Investigation Report and Interview

What is the purpose of the pre-sentence investigation report (PSIR) ...