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Steps a Criminal Defendant May Go Through in the American Criminal Justice System SONIA LOPEZ CJ227: CRIMINAL PROCEDURE PROFESSOR: THOEDORE LAGERWALL
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Frist Step to take are: My firm would investigate if there are any pending warrants for your arrest. If there is probable cause to believe you committed the armed robbery. I will arrange for your surrender.
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Hello Mr. Cook, I am your lawyer, Sonia Lopez. As your attorney I do advise you to…… Remain silent when the officers first ask to interrogate you. Do not waive your rights to have me present at the interrogation. At the time of the interrogation you will be allowed to ask me for advice on how you should respond to every question ask. Take this opportunity to consult me before answering any questions you wish to answer. You do not give the investigator reason to believe that you are the suspect of the charges you were arrested under.
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Steps I will take to prepare for your defense should you be arrested for Armed Robbery. I will petition the judge for a lessening of charges. I will be interviewing the witness, asking questions such as how reliable their memory is. I will ask for any evidence to prove your innocence, such as documentary evidence including any transaction records, or photographic evidence to be useful in proving you were elsewhere at the time of the crime.
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Cont….. I will also be asking the witness if they would like to testify on your behalf in the court of law when the time for trial comes along, and if that is the case. I will talk to the judge about sending out correspondence of summons to ensure that they will be present in court for your trial when the time comes.
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The pre-trial process and any motions I will file on your behalf, including your reasoning for filing these motions.
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  • Fall '18
  • Thoedore Lagerwall
  • criminal law, theft

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