Crim J test 3 part 2

  1. Powell v. Alabama
    indigents facing a capital trial are entitled to counsel
  2. Gideon v. Wainwright
    state felony defendents are entitled to attorney representation
  3. Argersinger v. Hamlin
    any misdemeanant facing any amount of jail time is entitled to representation
  4. Types of counsel for indigent defendant
    • private retained counsel
    • assigned counsil: lawyers will go on list to rep poor people for little/no money
    • public defender system: dedicated to provided counsel to poor people, paid by county tax money
  5. Four sources of pressure on prosecutors
    • pressure from police
    • pressure from prison wardens
    • pressure from defense attornies
    • pressure form community leaders
  6. Three types of plea bargains
    • Charge bargaining: defendants plead guilty to a less serious crime than the original charge
    • Count bargaining: they plead guilty to a subset of multiple original charges
    • Sentence bargaining: they plead guilty knowing in advance what sentence will be given
  7. Nol pros
    formal statement of unwillingness to proceed
  8. Three types of witnesses
    • police witnesses: officers, first responders, emergency service persons
    • lay witnesses: regular people who saw something at crime
    • expert witnesses: someone selected by court to give their opinion because of their expertease in a field
  9. Bail
    form of security guaranteeing that a defendant will appear in court
  10. Methods of how bail is obtained
    • put it up themselves
    • friends/family
    • property collateral bond
    • percentage bond plan
    • bail bondsman
  11. Capias
    court order to take defendant into custody
  12. Two forms of immunity
    • transactional immunity
    • use immunity
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Crim J test 3 part 2
Crim J test 3 part 2