Advanced Criminal Procedure



Advanced Criminal Procedure surveys the major issues in the processing of a criminal case from the decision to initiate the prosecution through the process of appeal. Attention will be given to both Constitutional and non-Constitutional rules with an emphasis on the practical aspects of criminal trial practice. The focus will be on California law.

Among the topics considered are the decision to prosecute, bail and preventive detention, the grand jury and the preliminary hearing, discovery, plea bargaining, issues relating to trial by jury, double jeopardy, and sentencing.

Prerequisite: Constitutional Criminal Procedure (135)