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NCJ Number: 77652 Find in a Library
Title: Adversaries - Pretrial Proceedings
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 a criminal prosecution, this film depicts arraignment procedure, application for discovery, and motion to suppress in a case involving a 23 year old murder/robbery suspect.
Abstract: In the arraignment procedure, the suspect, who has been charged with murder and robbery of the Big Ten Party Store and Beverage House in Ann Arbor, Mich., is arraigned before the circuit court judge. The accused is informed of his right to an attorney, either his own or one appointed by the court at county expense. The application for discovery focuses on the motion by the defense attorney to obtain all exculpatory evidence, such as the money allegedly taken from the store, the autopsy report of the examining physician, and the names and addresses of all relevant witnesses, on the grounds of equal protection of the laws. The motion to suppress centers on ruling certain items seized by the arresting officer inadmissible as evidence, based on violation of the defendant's Miranda rights. The film ends with the defendant entering a plea of not guilty. For related films in this series, see NCJ 77644-51 and NCJ 77653-59.
Index Term(s): Arraignment; Audiovisual aids; Defense preparation; Michigan; Pretrial discovery; Prosecution; Rules of evidence
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