Navigating the Criminal Trial Process provides defendants in a criminal case with the information and guidance necessary to make the best choices throughout the course of their case. This book tells defendants everything they should know, from deciding whether to hire a private attorney to deciding whether to take their case to trial or plead guilty.
This comprehensive guide takes an A-to-Z approach to the criminal case, from arraignment to trial and beyond. Topics include:
- The type of trials available
- How a jury is selected
- How to decide whether the defendant should testify at trial
- The different parts of the trial from opening statements to closing statements
- What to do and expect following the trial if the defendant is found guilty
Whether the defendant has a lengthy criminal history or is encountering the criminal justice system for the first time, this book is an indispensable resource for them and their loved ones. It is written in a way that is easy to understand and covers things that an attorney may overlook during trial preparation.