Course ID: DV032609
Credits: 3 MCLE Credits (NY and NJ*)
3 MCLE Credits (NY): 1 Ethics; 2 PP; Non-Transitional (NJ 3*)
Marc Agnifilo, Brafman & Associates, P.C.
James Glasser, Wiggin and Dana
Mark B. Rosen, John Jay College of Criminal Justice (Chair)
Prof. Nelson Tebbe, Brooklyn Law School
Explore the process from arraignment to trial including: alternatives to prosecution; grand jury; indictment and information; pretrial discovery, motions and defense notices; pleas; ethical issues.
Topics discussed include:
* Alternatives to Prosecution: Pretrial diversion; cooperation with the government; Proffer letter; Cooperation agreement; 5K letter
* Grand Jury: Role of participants; role of defense counsel; clients subject to subpoenas; motion to produce and opposition to motion for hair samples, handwriting, etc.
* Indictment and Information: Filing; motion to dismiss; objections; severance; joinder; speedy trial
* Pretrial Discovery: Obtaining and preventing; mandatory discovery (defendant’s statements, defendant’s criminal record, documents and things, scientific test resulte, summary of expert testimony; grand jury transcripts, witness statements, co-defendants’ statements, Brady); depositions; bill of particluars
* Pretrial Motions and Defense Notices: General motions; suppression; motions in liminie; notice of defenses (alibi, insanity, exercise of public authority)
* Pleas: General pleas; entering a plea; guilty pleas; non guilty pleas; conditioned on right to appeal; nolo
* Plea Procedure: Presentence report; entering pleas (basis for plea, colloquy); vacating pleas
* Guilty Plea Agreements: Booker; timing; plea negotiations; charge agreement; sentence agreement; breach by defendant and/or prosecutor
* Ethical Isues and Ral Evidence in the Defense of a Client: Things you may never have thought of and how to avoid becoming a defendant (avoiding obstruction of government administration, desctruction of evidence and records in federal investigations; tampering with a witness, juror or officer, tampering with an informant)
Original Tape Date: March 26, 2009
All Programs include: (1) Affirmation and (1) DVD/CD packet.
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*In addition to being accredited in the State of New York, this program has been approved by the Board of Continuing Legal Education of the Supreme Court of New Jersey for 3 hours of total CLE credit. Of these, 1 qualify as hours of credit for ethics/professionalism, and 2 qualify as hours of credit toward certification in civil trial law, criminal trial law, workers compensation law and/or matrimonial law.
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