Investigations, Issues, & Actions Before the Arraignment

  • Red flags
    • Business litigators
    • Personal injury attorneys
      • Marsy’s Law
      • Civil v. criminal burden of proof
      • Civil v. criminal discovery
      • Restitution and civil damages
      • Civil v. criminal prosecution
      • Types of cases
      • Successful PI and Criminal practice
    • Family lawyers
    • Corporate Counsel
    • Solo practitioners
  • Collateral and Administrative Consequences of Criminal Charges
    • Immigration
    • Professional licenses
    • Other areas & issues
  • Grand Jury investigations
    • State vs. federal
    • Civil vs. criminal
    • Federal Grand Jury investigations
    • Is your client a witness, subject or target?
    • To testify or not to testify before the Grand Jury?
    • What to do about production of records before the Grand Jury
    • State Grand Jury indictments
    • Challenging the Grand Jury
    • State civil Grand Jury report
  • What to do when you receive the phone call
  • Client Arrest, Release, Bail & Arraignment  
    • Keeping clients out of custody
    • Immigration considerations related to custody
    • The arrest process – who can arrest; rights; questioning; warrant; who maintains arrest records and what they contain
    • Bail and release – when can release occur; release on OR vs. bail; what is bail and how is it set
    • Arraignment – what happens at arraignment; timing for arraignment; how to prepare for arraignment
  • Motions
    • Demurrer/Motion to Strike
    • Reduce felony to misdemeanor
    • Conditional examination
    • Motion to Set Aside
    • Motion to Suppress Evidence
    • Brady
    • Motion to Compel

After the Arraignment – Through Sentencing

  • Negotiations
    • Prosecutor
    • Private practitioner
    • Federal
    • Immigration considerations
  • Pleas
    • Arraignment
      • Purpose
      • Procedure
      • Complaint
      • Information
      • Citation
    • Grounds for postponing pleas, prior-conviction allegations
    • Plea of guilty or no contest
    • DEJ
    • Mentally ill and developmentally disabled
    • Demurrer
    • Statute of limitations
    • Trial setting dates
  • Sentencing
    • Restitution
    • Civil compromises
    • Misdemeanor
    • Low grade felonies
    • Immigration – recent case law changes at the USSC
  • Preliminary Hearing/Indictment or Grand Jury 
    • State vs. Federal
    • Procedural issues
      • Quorum
      • Transcription of all conversations
      • Exclusion of non-essential parties
    • Prosecutor’s obligations
      • Duty to present exculpatory evidence
      • Overriding the will of the Grand Jury
      • Evidentiary issues
    • Defense’s obligations
      • History of the Grand Jury
      • DA obligations
      • Selection of jurors
      • Example of Grand Jury cases
      • Johnson Challenge
      • Juror composition challenge
      • Unavailability of witness for trial
      • Defense advantages

 

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