Part 8

  1. Fed Gov prosecutor
    • US Attorney General
    • US Attorney
    • Assistant US Attorney
  2. US Attorney General
    • top law enforcement
    • Eric Holder
    • Appointed by president but confirmed by the senate (need 51 “yeses”)
    • Leave with president (political)
  3. US Attorney
    • Top prosecutor
    • Each district (of states)has one
    • Appointed by president and confirmed by the senate
    • political
  4. Assistant US Attorney
    • Taken from law school (not by president)
    • Not political (apolitical)
  5. State Prosecutor
    • Have 95% of crimes to prosecute
    • Each state system is different
  6. State prosecutors In CT
    • States Attorney
    • Assistant States Attorney
  7. States Attorney
    • chief law enforcement officer
    • 13 Judicial Districts, 1 per district
    • Appointed by committee
    • Try to make apolitical
  8. CT Courts
    • Judicial District
    • Geographic Area
  9. Judicial District
    • less than in geographic
    • Murder rape, arson
  10. Geographic area
    violence, minor drug, DUI (low time in prison)
  11. Job of prosecutor
    • educate the police and public about the legal system
    • decide who should be prosecuted, what the charges should be and try the cases
    • • if high price then decide not to take plea bargain and then have case with judge
    • to do justice
  12. How prosecutor decides the penalty
    • seriousness offense- how serious case
    • offender- how often have been arrested
    • strength of case- good case or bad case
    • • decide to drop case, fine, put on probation, request go to jail, rehab program
    • • decide what is worth their time to prosecute (lower level courts) and priority in community
  13. Percentage of trials that don’t go to trial
  14. Restrictions of prosecutor
    Have to give info even if go against their side (exculpatory evidence)

    • Exculpatory evidence
    • Info that helps the defendant
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Part 8
Part 8