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    courtroom players. We have all watched series such as Law and Order, CSI, American Crime, etc., but they give us a false sense of what an actual courtroom setup looks like. Unlike these shows, there are various steps that must be taken before the defendant is prosecuted. There is the arrest, initial appearance, bail is set, either a grand jury or preliminary hearing is conducted, arraignment occurs, along with all pre-trial motions being heard before trial, a trial is then started, a sentence is given, and sometimes the defendant appeals the charge. In contrast, assembly line justice cases end at the arraignment phase since the defendant accepts a plea deal. The Vigo County courthouse is classified into six divisions based on the types of cases each judge presides over. I decided to view the cases of division five which deals with impaired driving and drug cases. The cases that I watched were known as assembly line justice, meaning that an actual trial does not take place since the defendant pleads guilty in order to get a plea deal. Since they take a plea agreement this stage is known as the arraignment. In assembly line justice cases are moved quickly…

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    Dylan Lankford English II 12/12/16 “Arkansas” LOTF Essay There are many instances of children killing other kids, adults, and even their own family members. A tough question that countries and states have to decide is when these children should be accountable for their crimes. The age varies from country to country, some allowing kids to be responsible for criminal actions at the age of 7 while others are much higher such as 16, or 18. In the article “Arkansas Boys Who 5 are sentenced” by Rick…

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    It was a positive experience for me. When you are on the other end it is easy to get frustrated at how long everything seems to take, or how long you wait around, only for the hearing to be over in two minutes. However, there are a lot of moving parts to everything, and as far as I could tell everyone was working to the best of their abilities. If things take long it is often because the courts have to follow very strict laws and make sure defendants are granted their constitutional rights. For…

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    suspects are taken through the booking process consisting of being fingerprinted, photographed, having personal information gathered, such as height and weight, name and address, date of birth, and other administrative procedures that need to be completed (Schmalleger, 2015). Details about the arrest and the charges against the suspect are also recorded (Schmalleger, 2015). Suspects are read their Miranda rights again and are then asked to sign a paper that has their rights printed on them…

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    informed the detectives that it takes more than two weeks for the child’s body to deteriorate due to their organs developing an infection. Therefore, Keith would have known that the children were being neglected by their mother. He stated that he visited the home two weeks ago but he was not sure. This was a sign that he was not visiting the home. The detectives informed the district attorney that they wanted to have Keith prosecuted. The district attorney stated that he would need for…

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    The use of coercion in plea bargains is constitutional according to the Supreme Court. Since plea-bargains for drug courts involve a greater need of coercion than normal court process due to the limited options available, it is considered a leveraging power to help drug users take advantage of the necessary treatment provided. However, the excessive use of coercion has led to many drug offenders entering treatment that are considered understaffed and over capacity (Parsons & Wei, 2015). The…

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    Young Drivers In Canada

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    Young Canadians only represent 13% of the licensed driver population, they account for approximately one quarter of motor vehicle injuries and fatalities (Parachute 2016). The most common way for young people to die in Canada is being the driver or the passenger in a motor vehicle, the death rate for drivers ages 15-24 is higher than every other age group and about three times the rate of drivers 35-44 years of age (State Farm 2016). The safety of young drivers is a major concern to the public…

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    I have observed a few cases in the adult plea court, and while some cases were quick and short, only one was long. Even though there were various of cases that were dealing with different types of crimes, I saw that the legal system was still fair with their decisions towards the accused. A small case that occurred was R v. Stanley and the type of case was assault which is under section 265.1(a) in the criminal code. The name of the accused was Alloq Stanley, the crown 's name was Mr. Humphrey…

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    First and foremost, the whole experience is one that I could never forget. I realized that a criminal trail and a pretrial deferred greatly from all the arraignments that I have ever been to. An arraignment in the United States is the formal reading or presentation of charges against an individual as well as the stage where an individual enters a plea of guilty or not guilty. While a pretrial as stated earlier, is a proceeding that includes the judge, prosecutors and the defense attorney who are…

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    Prior to the criminal trial, be that as it may, essential advances are taken in the pretrial procedure: the arraignment is the main hearing that a litigant will have before a judge. “A meeting is held after every single introductory arguing have been documented enables the judge to deal with the case. Judges utilize it to set up a time period for finishing up all pre-trial exercises and may set a speculative trial date at this time.” (American Bar Association, 2017). Movements are pleadings…

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