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Unformatted text preview: 1. Judge or Jury? 2. What plea? 3. Will client testify on stand? Stages of Trial = Motions Gideon Decision = 6 th Amendment right to counsel There are 9 justices in the Supreme Court, this is so there are no ties Plea Bargain- agreement made between defense and prosecution for certain leniencies in return for a guilty plea. Challenges of Jury/Voir Dire 1. Challenges for Cause 2. Premerlery Challenges Prosecution always goes first because it presents the evidence and has the burden of proof Direct Examination- witnesses on stand, with cross examination, use leading questions First thing the jury does = select a foreman-an administrator and a go-between with the judge Purposes and Goals of Sentencing 1. Retribution 2. Prevention a. Incapacitation b. Deterrence c. Rehabilitation Last free country with Death Penalty = USA...
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- Spring '07
- Law, Supreme Court of the United States