Pre Trial - Criminal Justice 220 Pre Trial Activities...

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4/12/11 Criminal Justice 220 Pre Trial Activities Sheila Blancas 10/10/10 David Ross Instruc tor
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4/12/11 Discovery This is the process the prosecution and the defense exchange information to prepare for trial. Each side may interview and take depositions from witnesses. A deposition an “out-of-court statement given under oath by any person in the case” (American Bar Association, 2001). The goal of discovery is to enable each side to anticipate the evidence from the other side will present, to avoid unpleasant surprises (American Bar Association, 2001), sometimes surprises occur. For example, it may be revealed later that information that should have been disclosed to the defense was not, either inadvertently or deliberately. A subpoena asking for relevant papers answered with a slew of unsorted papers crammed into cardboard boxes. This tactic may cut into the opposition’s preparation time, by requiring them to spend time wading through a paper flood to identify relevant documents.
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4/12/11 Pre-Trial Motions before the trial begins, the Pre-Trial Motions
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Click to edit Master subtitle style 4/12/11 After the jury summonses are sent out, more prospective jurors are in effect “weeded out” of the jury selection process in the following ways: The person does not respond to a summons for jury service. The person is not eligible for jury duty (e.g., he or she moved to another county). The person is exempt (e.g., a peace officer, in some jurisdictions). The person is excused (e.g., for medical reasons).
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