• LSAP Goal 7 Community Resilience and Empowerment
  • 16 Peace, Justice, and Strong Institutions

About this Course

This course will examine issues of criminal procedure relating to trial as opposed to investigation. Topics addressed include the prosecutor's decision to charge; probable cause review prior to trial; probable cause hearings; grand jury review; the formal charging document, venue, and jurisdiction; the scope of prosecution including lesser included defenses and double jeopardy; speedy trial rights; discovery and disclosure of both prosecution and defense; the law of guilty pleas and law and practice covering the various phases of a criminal trial including voir dire; opening statement; presentation of evidence; motions to dismiss; and opening statement and closing arguments.

No prerequisites.

This is a bar tested course.