Case Law in "Dwayne Giles v. California" Case Study

Case Law in "Dwayne Giles v. California"
An examination of the elements of case law in the "Dwayne Giles v. California" case.
# 153690 | 872 words | 3 sources | APA | 2013 | US
Published on Oct 04, 2013 in Law (Criminal)

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The paper analyzes the "Dwayne Giles v. California" case including the trial, all appeals and the findings of the United States Supreme Court. The paper shows how the trial followed standard criminal court proceedings process and identifies the key players in the case. The paper discusses the various appeals that were raised throughout the case and explains that the most influential appeal reviewed the validity of the Confrontation Clause in relation to the case, and, the "Crawford v.Washington" decision affected the case initially. Nevertheless, the paper points out that the findings of the U.S. Supreme Court were specific.

From the Paper:

"The trial proceedings followed a specific course. The trial began with investigatory and accusatory police procedure. This portion of the trial also included the due process. Dwayne Giles was made aware of his rights during this element of the proceedings. The law enforcement officers followed the Fourth Amendment and carried out the actions necessary for search and seizure (Hussain, 2009). The pre-trial procedure followed. The jury was selected during this portion of the proceedings, the speedy trial guarantee was made, fair trial proceedings were held, and the Double Jeopardy Clause was identified. The due process was utilized in order to eradicate outside influences, afford the defendant the opportunity to call witnesses, provide evidence, and present his perception of the facts (Hussain, 2009). The procedure of criminal trial followed the previously mentioned pre-trial procedures. During this portion of the trial, the prosecution attempted to prove Dwayne Gile's guilt beyond a reasonable doubt. During the criminal trial procedure, Giles was hypothetically granted the right to cross-examine the witness of the prosecution. However, this right was skipped in the Dwayne Giles v. California trial."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Hussain, A. (2009). Reviving Hope for Domestic Violence Prosecutions: Giles v. California. Am. Crim. L. Rev., 46, 1301.
  • Mosteller, R. P. (2009). Giles v. California: Avoiding Serious Damage to Crawford's Limited Revolution. Lewis & Clark L. Rev., 13, 675.
  • Whitebread, C. H., &Slobogin, C. (2000). Criminal procedure: An analysis of cases and concepts (p. 101). Foundation Press.

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