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Virginia Practice Series: Criminal Offenses And Defenses, Ronald J. Bacigal Jan 2014

Virginia Practice Series: Criminal Offenses And Defenses, Ronald J. Bacigal

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In this 2014-2015 edition, the statutory law is covered through the 2014 Session of the General Assembly. Decisions of the United States Supreme Court are included from the 2014-2015 term. Decisions of the U.S. Court of Appeals and the District Courts in Virginia are issued through August 1, 2014.


Trial Of Capital Murder Cases In Virginia, 5th Edition, Ronald J. Bacigal Jan 2013

Trial Of Capital Murder Cases In Virginia, 5th Edition, Ronald J. Bacigal

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This essential resource is intended as a guide for attorneys and as a source of information for judges who are involved with capital cases in Virginia, which is a form of litigation to which many issues are unique. It includes several tables of relevant cases arranged by different groupings: by defendant’s surname followed by full reported citations, by degree of aggravation and mitigation, by aggravator, and under the section of the Virginia Code offended. There is also a section discussing ineffective assistance of counsel issues. If you handle criminal cases in Virginia where capital punishment is even a possibility ...


Virginia Practice Series: Criminal Offenses And Defenses, 14th Edition, Ronald J. Bacigal Jan 2013

Virginia Practice Series: Criminal Offenses And Defenses, 14th Edition, Ronald J. Bacigal

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In Criminal Offenses and Defenses in Virginia, a recognized authority on Virginia criminal law provides a comprehensive guide to criminal offenses and defenses in Virginia. The author:

  • Guides you through the substantive elements of each criminal offense and defense
  • Discusses how to charge and/or prove cases that fall at the definitional margins
  • Explains conceptual relationships among offenses (e.g., malicious wounding and attempted murder) and defenses (e.g., self-defense and misadventure) to help you better understand and argue against an opposing position

Topics covered include:

  • Abortion
  • Alcohol offenses, intoxication, and drunk driving
  • Computer and credit card crimes
  • Conspiracy and ...


Criminal Law And Procedure: An Overview, 3rd Edition, Ronald J. Bacigal Jan 2009

Criminal Law And Procedure: An Overview, 3rd Edition, Ronald J. Bacigal

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Criminal Law and Procedure: An Overview, third edition, covers the essentials of both substantive criminal law and criminal procedure. Covering both subjects makes this book suitable for a single course designed to provide an overview of the entire criminal justice system, or it can be used in separate courses covering substantive and procedural law. The first part defines criminal responsibility and addresses the major felonies recognized in most, if not all jurisdictions. The second half covers the procedural aspects of the entire criminal justice system from arrest to appeal and habeas corpus. Particular emphasis is placed on the fourth, fifth ...


Can Prosecutors Bluff? Brady V. Maryland And Plea Bargaining, John G. Douglass Apr 2007

Can Prosecutors Bluff? Brady V. Maryland And Plea Bargaining, John G. Douglass

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The author discusses the symbolic value of the Brady rule in the pretrial context in the U.S. criminal justice system. Brady's symbolic power remains stronger than its corrective power in post-trial motions. It serves as a constitutional reminder to prosecutors because they cannot serve as architects of unfairness. Most prosecutors disclose more Brady material in pretrial discovery than the constitutional rule actually demands. This indicates that prosecutors can bluff.


Confronting Death: Sixth Amendment Rights At Capital Sentencing, John G. Douglass Nov 2005

Confronting Death: Sixth Amendment Rights At Capital Sentencing, John G. Douglass

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The Court's fragmentary approach has taken pieces of the Sixth Amendment and applied them to pieces of the capital sentencing process. The author contends that the whole of the Sixth Amendment applies to the whole of a capital case, whether the issue is guilt, death eligibility, or the final selection of who lives and who dies. In capital cases, there is one Sixth Amendment world, not two. In this Article, he argues for a unified theory of Sixth Amendment rights to govern the whole of a capital case. Because both Williams and the Apprendi-Ring-Booker line of cases purport to ...


Law And Tactics In Juvenile Cases, Adrienne E. Volenik Jan 1977

Law And Tactics In Juvenile Cases, Adrienne E. Volenik

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Preparing a practice manual for legal services and defense attorneys located in all parts of the country is a difficult assignment. Despite differences in state juvenile codes and significant variations in the evolution of case law in each jurisdiction, there are common issues and problems in the juvenile and family law fields. Although this Manual is not designed to answer definitively questions of law that arise in a particular jurisdiction, it does present a comprehensive overview of the issues. In addition, it proposes solutions to the common problems, outlines challenges to improper practices, and suggests tactics to be employed in ...