A Look at a Criminal Court Case
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The paper describes the stages and processes of a major criminal court proceeding, "Dwayne Giles v. California", to illustrate the numerous components of the court system. The paper outlines the course and multiple stages of the criminal trial and looks at the role of multiple Justices in influencing this case. The paper also discusses the effects of evolving technologies on court proceedings in general.
From the Paper:"Dwayne Giles v. California illustrates a major criminal court proceeding in California. The case took place on January 22, 2008. The final decision regarding the case was made on June 25, 2008 (Hussain, 2009). Dwayne Giles v. California was decided by the Supreme Court of the United States. Giles was charged with the murder of Brenda Avie. Dwayne admitted to shooting Avie six times. However, Giles suggested that the act was self defense (Whitebread, 2000).
"Multiple stages are included in the criminal trial. Once a suspect is arrested, the judge sets the bail. Arraignment follows bail. During an arraignment, the criminal charges are read, access to an attorney is determined, a request for a plea is made, and the dates of future proceedings are made (Whitebread, 2000). The preliminary hearing follows. Once this step is completed trial takes place. During trial opening statements from both sides are presented, the prosecution presents witnesses and evidence, the defense is given the opportunity to do the same, the defense offers closing arguments, the prosecution offers closing arguments, and the triaer of facts return a verdict after deliberation. The final stage includes sentencing (Whitebread, 2000)."
Sample of Sources Used:
- Changyong, S. (1999). Principle of Trial centered Criminal Procedure and Its Legal Effects [J]. MODERN LAW SCIENCE, 4, 021.
- Lederer, F. I. (2000). Effect of Courtroom Technologies on and in Appellate Proceedings and Courtrooms, The. J. App. Prac. & Process, 2, 251.
- Hussain, A. (2009). Reviving Hope for Domestic Violence Prosecutions: Giles v. California. Am. Crim. L. Rev., 46, 1301.
- Smith, M. J. (2009). Goodbye Forfeiture, Hello Waiver: The Effect of Giles v. California.
- Whitebread, C. H., & Slobogin, C. (2000). Criminal procedure: An analysis of cases and concepts (p. 101). Foundation Press.
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