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Wisconsin Judicial Benchbooks Vol. I: Criminal/Traffic

Product ID: AK0025
Published By: State Bar of Wisconsin PINNACLE
ISBN: 978-1-57862-550-5

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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.

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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.

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1,002+ pp.; 6th ed. 2018-19
(Includes 2019-20 supplement and 2020-21 supplement)
2 volume set

VOLUME I
RECURRING ISSUES
CR 1. Victims’ Rights
CR 2. Interpreters
CR 3. Counsel
CR 4. Telephonic Hearings
CR 5. Public Trial
PRETRIAL MATTERS
CR 6. Issuing Warrants/Subpoenas
CR 7. Initial Appearance
CR 8. Bail/Bond/Conditions of Release
CR 9. Prelim/Arraignment
CR 10. Discovery and Inspection
CR 11. Depositions of Witnesses
CR 12. Competency to Proceed
CR 13. Taking a Plea
PRETRIAL MOTIONS
CR 14. Substitution of Judge/Recusal
CR 15. Challenges to Sufficiency of Complaint/Double Jeopardy
CR 16. Speedy Trial
CR 17. Personal Jurisdiction/Place of Trial
CR 18. Motion for Joinder (Consolidation) or Severance
CR 19. Suppression—Search and Seizure
CR 20. Suppression—Identification
CR 21. Suppression—Confessions/Witness Statements
JURY ISSUES
CR 22. Jury Waiver
CR 23. Selection of Jury
CR 24. Jury Management
CR 25. Preliminary Instructions/Opening Statements
CR 26. Witnesses
CR 27. Expert Witnesses
CR 28. Hypnosis/Polygraph/DNA

The 2020-21 supplement includes a number of changes such as:

  • A revised chapter on victims’ rights to reflect considerations under Marsy’s Law, the constitutional amendment that took effect in 2020
  • New appellate decisions addressing matters such as search-and-seizure, confessions, judicial substitution, pleas and plea withdrawals, double jeopardy, witnesses (including expert testimony), sentencing, and OWI
  • A reorganized discussion of “reverse waiver” in cases involving juveniles
  • Updated poverty guidelines for use in indigency determinations

The 2019-20 supplement includes a number of changes such as:

  • New appellate decisions addressing matters such as search-and-seizure, pleas and plea withdrawals, sentencing, and OWI
  • Extensively revised discussions of bail, bond, and conditions of release (ch. CR 8)
  • Recent legislative developments affecting municipal court procedures (chs. TR 2, TR 3)
  • Updated poverty guidelines for use in indigency determinations

For an in depth view of the content in this book, please click to view Table of Contents.

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