Wisconsin Judicial Benchbook Vol 1: Criminal/Traffic
725 pp.; 4th ed. 2013
2 volume set
Rely on decades of courtroom experience
Develop your criminal law or traffic law case with the same resource judges use to evaluate it — the Wisconsin Judicial Benchbook Volume I: Criminal and Traffic. The Benchbook takes the same information that judges use to conduct trials and puts that expertise into your hands. Intended to be a practical, everyday working tool for judging cases fairly, correctly, and efficiently, the Criminal and Traffic Benchbook is both a comprehensive guide and a distillation of the law, and integrates the experiences, practices, and thoughts of many outstanding Wisconsin judges.
Know where your case is going and why
You’ll know what to do next thanks to the Criminal and Traffic Benchbook’s easy-to-follow outline format that guides you through the main stages of the criminal law process and traffic proceedings. You’ll find your procedural questions answered efficiently and effectively.
Support your position
For each step in a case, you’ll have the most relevant statutory citations and case law references in the left margin of each page, next to the corresponding discussion in the chapter outline. This guide to the law provides you with the background and knowledge to confidently represent your clients.
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Summary of contents
- Victims' Rights
- Telephonic Hearings
- Public Trial
- Issuing Warrants/Subpoenas
- Initial Appearance
- Bail/Conditions of Release
- Discovery and Inspection
- Depositions of Witnesses
- Competency to Proceed
- Taking a Plea
- Substitution of Judge/Recusal
- Challenges to Sufficiency of Complaint/Double Jeopardy
- Speedy Trial
- Personal Jurisdiction/Place of Trial
- Motion for Joinder (Consolidation) or Severance
- Suppression-Search and Seizure
- Suppression-Confessions/Witness Statements
- Jury Waiver
- Selection of Jury
- Jury Management
- Preliminary Instructions/Opening Statements
- Expert Witnesses
- Closing Arguments
- Jury Instructions
- Impeaching Jury Verdict
- Defendant Disruption/Presence
- Mental Disease or Defect
- The Sentencing Hearing
- Options for Sentencing
- Modification of Sentence/Resentencing
- Motion for a New Trial
- Ineffective Assistance of Counsel
- § 974.06 Motions
- Withdrawal of Plea
- Electronic Surveillance
- Contempt of Court
- Grand Jury/John Doe Proceedings
- Sexually Violent Person Commitment
- Juvenile/Adult Matters
- Pretrial Proceedings
- Trial Procedures
- Sentencing-Postconviction Issues
Years of experience are yours!
With the experience of Wisconsin’s outstanding judges behind you, the Criminal and Traffic Benchbook will help fill you with confidence whenever you appear in court.
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