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NCJ Number: 36180 Find in a Library
Title: REPRESENTING THE ADDICT DEFENDANT
Journal: CRIMINAL LAW BULLETIN  Volume:12  Issue:4  Dated:(JULY-AUGUST 1976)  Pages:389-409
Author(s): J C WEISSMAN
Corporate Author: Warren, Gorham and Lamont, Inc
United States of America
Date Published: 1976
Page Count: 21
Sponsoring Agency: Warren, Gorham and Lamont, Inc
Boston, MA 02111
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: ARTICLE ANALYZING THE VARIOUS PROGRAMS AND DISPOSITIONAL OPTIONS OPEN TO THE ADDICT DEFENDANT, ASSESSING THEIR STRENGTHS AND WEAKNESSES, AND SETTING FORTH SOME SPECIFIC GUIDELINES FOR DEFENSE COUNSEL.
Abstract: EMPHASIS IS PLACED ON STRATEGIES AND PROCEDURES THAT DETERMINE ULTIMATE DISPOSITION WITHIN THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM RATHER THAN TRIAL PRACTICE TACTICS. RECOMMENDATIONS ARE MADE FOR IMPLEMENTATION OF ADDICT DIVERSION PROGRAM FEATURES THAT IMPACT DIRECTLY UPON THE ADDICT'S LEGAL RIGHTS AND LAYING DOWN SPECIFIC SUGGESTIONS FOR THE REPRESENTATION OF THE ADDICT DEFENDANT.
Index Term(s): Defense preparation; Dispositions; Diversion programs; Drug offenders; Pretrial release; Rights of the accused; Sentencing/Sanctions
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