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NCJ Number: 77650 Find in a Library
Title: Adversaries - Preliminary Examination
Corporate Author: Michigan Media
United States of America
Date Published: 1967
Sponsoring Agency: Institute of Continuing Legal Education
Ann Arbor, MI 48104
Michigan Media
Ann Arbor, MI 48109
Roscoe Pound-American Trial Lawyers Foundation
Washington, DC 20007
Format: Film
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: Part of a series of training demonstrations by practicing trial lawyers and law enforcement officers in criminal prosecution, this film focuses on the purpose and proceedings of the preliminary examination of the accused.
Abstract: The film begins with an appearance before the judge by a 23-year-old suspect who is accused of robbery and murder at the Big Ten Party Store and Beverage House in Ann Arbor, Mich. The judge informs the accused of the purpose of the preliminary examination, that he can waive the examination, and that he has a right to his own attorney or to a court-appointed attorney if he cannot afford one. The judge then sets the time and date of the examination, the bail, and has the prisoner remanded to the county jail. The remainder of the film centers on the preliminary examination in which the attorney for the prosecution hears the evidence of the medical examiner, the stock clerk who was hit on the head during the robbery, and the detective who interrogated the defendant. The defending attorney's cross-examination focuses on the times when the detective advised the defendant of his rights. The film ends with the court finding that the prosecution has established sufficient evidence to confirm the offense of robbery and first-degree murder by the defendant. For related films in this series, see NCJ 77644-49 and NCJ 77651-59.
Index Term(s): Arraignment; Audiovisual aids; Michigan; Preliminary hearing; Prosecution
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