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Author Vercammen, Kenneth A

Title Criminal law forms / Kenneth Vercammen

Publisher Chicago, Illinois : American Bar Association, 2013 + 1 CD-ROM (4 3/4 in.)

Identity CD-ROM 
CALL #KF9216 .V47 2013
LocationUpper Mez. 
Latest Received: 2013 

 Upper Mez.  KF9216 .V47 2013    AVAILABLE
Call # KF9216 .V47 2013
Description xv, 591 p. : ill., forms ; 28 cm
Bibliog. Includes bibliographical references
Contents Getting known to potential clients -- Advice on arrest for a criminal violation -- General telephone calls to the law office -- Answering the phone to determine if current client, potential client, or insane person -- Scheduling appointments for criminal/traffic ticket/municipal court potential client callers -- Current clients who come in with appointment to discuss their pending cases or welcomed visitors -- What to do after appointments are scheduled -- Attorney talking with potential clients over the phone : additional information -- What to do when potential clients come in for appointments -- In-office interview by managing attorney -- Staff attorney or paralegal interviewing : potential clients -- No-insurance cases -- Driving while suspended -- Careless/accidents -- For DWI cases, send alcotest discovery letter (form 160) -- Prior clients -- No-show appointment -- Not retained -- What to do : hearing date already pending at interview -- Preparing municipal court retainer and criminal flat fee form -- What to do after retained -- Preparing letter of representation or discovery letter -- Calls out after being retained -- Typical calls out to other law offices -- Calling court to confirm letter of representation was received -- Indictable cases : call the prosecutor -- Co-defendants -- Miscellaneous telephone calls after being retained -- Leaving messages : always leave a message -- Messages to clients -- Getting a busy signal
Calling potential clients to follow up on retainers and to pay our fees, and sending no-fee letters -- Post-interview work/motions -- visit the scene of the crime/accident -- Client preparations before court -- Miranda violation? -- Motions -- Objection to lab report -- Free legal research -- Preparing hearing notices for clients -- Defense by Affidavit traffic cases -- Calling clients : to remind them of hearings and trials -- Discovery motions -- Receipt and review of discovery -- Missing discovery -- Pick your battles -- The good, the bad, and the ugly -- Witness and subpoena instructions -- The subpoena for records : subpoena duces tecum -- Subpoena to testify : subpoena ad testificandum -- Prior to meeting with the prosecutor : be prepared -- What attorney should bring to court (or at least keep in car) -- Practice your arguments and public speaking -- Going to court : law clerks/paralegals -- Instructions for per diem, of counsel attorneys handling court appearances for managing attorney -- At traffic court : what to do for law clerks -- Going to court -- In court : plea to a lesser defense -- Did the judge read your brief/motion? -- Appearance in front of judge -- What should clients say to the judge at trial or a plea? -- Completing plea form for traffic/disorderly persons -- Indictable offense pleas -- Sentencing -- Trial -- What to do after court -- Calling clients to follow up after end of case -- Other exhibits -- Conclusion -- Forms
Notes Red Black Tan
Subject Criminal law -- United States -- Forms
Criminal law -- United States
Practice of law -- United States
Genre Legal forms.
Corp Author American Bar Association. General Practice, Solo & Small Firm Division
ISBN 9781614388791


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