Chapter 9.1

Chapter 9.1 - Criminal Justice Exam III Chapter 9: Pretrial...

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Criminal Justice Exam III Chapter 9: Pretrial Procedures Responsibilities of the prosecutor and defense attorney: Prosecutors at the federal level are referred to as U.S. Attorneys. In state and local levels they may be referred to as the prosecuting attorney, state prosecutor, district attorney, county attorney, or city attorney. o Prosecutors in general have the power to decide when the state will pursue an individual suspected of criminal wrongdoing. o In some jurisdictions, the district attorney is also the chief law enforcement officer, holding broad powers over police operations. o Prosecutors generally pursue cases only when they believe there is sufficient legal guilt to obtain a conviction. The defense attorney is the representation of the defendant during the custodial process. o They investigate the supposed criminal incident. o Communicate with the prosecutor (including the plea bargaining). o
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Chapter 9.1 - Criminal Justice Exam III Chapter 9: Pretrial...

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