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NCJ Number: 119335 Find in a Library
Title: Pretrial Proceedings (From Criminal Procedure Handbook, 1989, P 321-385, James G Carr -- See NCJ-119331)
Author(s): J G Carr
Date Published: 1989
Page Count: 65
Sponsoring Agency: Clark Boardman Company, Ltd
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Type: Best Practice/State-of-the-Art Review
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This discussion of 1988 State and Federal judicial decisions dealing with pretrial proceedings in criminal cases is directed mainly to lawyers and judges.
Abstract: Individual decisions dealt with the authority of special prosecutors, the exercise of prosecutorial discretion, and prosecutorial misconduct. Additional decisions focused on whether the Federal Bail Reform Act of 1984 violates the Fifth and Sixth Amendments, pretrial detention or release, the release of a defendant pending resentencing, and excessive bail. Other cases related to situations in which a court is required to conduct an inquiry into the defendant's mental capacity, the use of retrospective competency proceeding, the forcible administration of psychotropic drugs to a defendant, and other issues related to competency. Further cases related to the joinder of two offenses of the same or similar character, severance, disclosure, discovery rules and laws, and the right to a speedy trial. 297 footnotes.
Main Term(s): Pretrial procedures
Index Term(s): Bail reform; Rights of the accused; State supreme courts; US Supreme Court decisions
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