Chapter 8 Notes

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Chapter 8 Notes: Pretrial Procedures, Plea Bargaining, and  the Criminal Trial 14/04/2010 12:45:00 (1) From Arrest to Trial or Plea How long after a warrantless arrest do you go to court for your initial trial? 48  hours, to hear charges being brought against them Arraignment: First formal meeting between the prosecutor and the  defendant’s attorney; the formal court appearance in which the charges  against the defendant are read and the defendant, advised by his lawyer  enters a plea of guilt of not guilty; filtering process Motion: Am application to a court requesting that an order be issued to bring  about a specific action Initial Appearance: Determines probable cause to support the arrest o Defense might seek an order for the prosecution to share his evidence Cases are filtered out of the system through the discretionary decisions of  prosecutors and judges when they believe that there is inadequate evidence  to proceed or when prosecutors believe their resources are best directed at  other cases (2) Bail: Pretrial Release Bail: A sum of money or property, specified by the judge, that defendants  present to the court as a condition of pretrial release.  Used to ensure  defendant shows up to court or they lose their money Bail system is far from ideal Based on judges view of the crime and the defendants previous record; it is 
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This note was uploaded on 01/02/2012 for the course CCJS 100 taught by Professor Gaston during the Spring '07 term at Maryland.

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