Both the occasional defense lawyer and the experienced criminal attorney will find expert coverage of state criminal procedure in Criminal Practice Forms.
From pre-arrest to postconviction, the authors examine every stage chronologically, covering:
• Juvenile proceedings
• Death penalty motions
• Traffic violations, such as driving while intoxicated
• The Initiation of criminal proceedings and initial steps for defense counsel
• Preliminary hearings
• Guilty and Alford pleas and sentencing considerations
• Second stage motions for use in a death penalty case
• Expungement of records
The text also includes sample forms, commentary, and checklists.