Introduction

– This class is intended to teach the basics of criminal litigation. This class is not intended to fine tune or perfect jury trial skills, such as voir dire, or closing arguments. Rather, it is intended to teach basic competence. Before mastering any skill, you first need to become competent.

How to File a Criminal Appearance

– Need 3 copies (of everything, one for defense, one for court, and one for state).appearance  

Standard Discovery

– Standard Discovery includes:

– Charging Information

– Elements

– Police Report / Probable Cause Affidavit

– Criminal History

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