Criminal Procedure II

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Course Number:
LAW 678

Credit Hours:
3 Credit Hours

Prerequisites: RCC*; Criminal Procedure I, LAW 621, is recommended but not required. This course focuses on the criminal trial process from the charging decision through trial and sentencing including: case theory and role of counsel; grand jury proceedings; pretrial release and detention; discovery and other pretrial motions; plea bargaining and guilty pleas; jury selection and deliberation, sentencing procedures and guidelines. Particular emphasis is given to the protections provided by the U.S. Constitution in criminal proceedings. State and federal rules of criminal procedure may be studied.

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