THE CRIMINAL COURT PROCESS

PRE-TRIAL RELEASE

DECISIONS

THE PLEA BARGAIN

Issues That Affect Plea Bargaining

Types of Plea Bargains

Should Plea Bargaining Be Abolished?

THE TRIAL

The Pre-trial Phase

Pre-trial Motions

Opening Arguments

The Prosecution’s Presentation of Witnesses and Evidence

The Case Goes to the Jury

The Defense Doesn’t Rest

Appeal

SENTENCING

Indeterminate Sentencing

Determinate Sentencing

Mandatory Minimum Sentences

SUMMARY