42nd Annual Criminal Law Seminar Materials - SALE!

Publication Date: February 2012
Available Formats: Print
Pages: 107

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Content Summary:

  • Recent Developments in Criminal Law and Procedure
  • Substantive Law
  • Virginia Freedom of Information Act & Law Enforcement Records
  • What You Can Do When The Defendant is Mentally Ill But Not Legally Insane
  • Identifying and Utilizing Mental Health Services
  • Dealing with the Client
  • Competency to Stand Trial and Restoration to Competency to Stand Trial
  • Ethical Issues in the Practice of Criminal Law
  • Sexually Violent Predator Evaluations
  • A Brief Overview for Respondent’s Attorneys about the Expert’s Role and Attorney-Expert Communications
  • Virginia’s Civil Commitment of Sexually Violent Predators Act: The Foundation of Understanding
  • Conversations with Judges: “Things I Wish I Had Known When I Was Trying Cases”
  • How Knowing the Rules May Help
  • Trials and Tribulations: Practice Pointers From the Bench

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For forty-two years, this annual seminar has been providing criminal law practitioners with all the most up to date information and hot topic analysis. If you missed the seminar, this publication is essential reading.

This comprehensive, stand-alone publication is direct from a February 2012 seminar sponsored by Virginia CLE® in cooperation with the Section on Criminal Law of the Virginia State Bar. It is available in print or searchable PDF via download or CD-ROM. Click here for more information on electronic books.

Table of Contents

TABLE OF CONTENTS

RECENT DEVELOPMENTS IN CRIMINAL LAW AND PROCEDURE
Ronald J. Bacigal, Professor of Law

I. TRAFFIC OFFENSES

II. SEARCH AND SEIZURE
   
    A. Arrest
    B. Stop and Frisk
    C. Search Warrants
    D. Exclusionary Rule

III. CONFESSIONS AND SELF-INCRIMINATION

IV. PRETRIAL MOTIONS
   
    A. Jurisdiction and Venue
    B. Discovery
    C. Speedy trial
    D. Motion to sever defendants

V. CHARGES AND PLEAS

VI. TRIAL

    A. Evidence
    B. Witnesses
    C. Contempt
    D. Juries

VII. VERDICT AND SENTENCING

VIII. APPEALS

SUBSTANTIVE LAW


I. GUNS AND DRUGS

II. CRIMES AGAINST THE PERSON

III. PROPERTY CRIMES

IV. MISCELLANEOUS

VIRGINIA FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT & LAW ENFORCEMENT RECORDS
Sara N. Poole

POWERPOINT PRESENTATION

WHAT YOU CAN DO WHEN THE DEFENDANT IS MENTALLY ILL BUT NOT
LEGALLY INSANE


IDENTIFYING AND UTILIZING MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES


DEALING WITH THE CLIENT


I. FIRST STEP

II. EVALUATION

III. IF YOUR CLIENT COMES BACK IN NEED OF RESTORATION

    A. Misdemeanors
    B. Felonies

IV. RESTORATION

    A. Can't Get Restored?
    B. Outpatient Restoration?
    C. Inpatient Jail Restoration

V. CONCLUSION

COMPETENCY TO STAND TRIAL AND RESTORATION TO COMPETENCY
TO STAND TRIAL


ETHICAL ISSUES IN THE PRACTICE OF CRIMINAL LAW
Rodney G. Leffler
Hon. Jane Marum Roush

I. INTRODUCTION

II. PROBLEMS
   
    A. Fees
    B. Waiver
    C. Confidentiality
    D. More Confidentiality
    E. Trial Practice

III. CONCLUSION

Ethical Issues in the Practice of Criminal Law-Answer-Key


SEXUALLY VIOLENT PREDATOR EVALUATIONS

Dr. Evan S. Nelson

A BRIEF OVERVIEW FOR RESPONDENT’S ATTORNEYS ABOUT THE EXPERT’S
ROLE AND ATTORNEY-EXPERT COMMUNICATIONS


I. OVERVIEW

II. COMMON CONTROVERSIES IN TODAY’S SVP HEARINGS

III. ADVICE TO RESPONDENT’S ATTORNEYS ON HOW BEST TO WORK WITH AN
EXPERT YOU HAVE REQUESTED

VIRGINIA’S CIVIL COMMITMENTOF SEXUALLY VIOLENT PREDATORS ACT:
THE FOUNDATION OF UNDERSTANDING

Erin D. Whealton
Leigh Drewry

I. FOUNDATION CASES

    A. Addington v. Texas, 441 U.S. 418 (1979)
    B. Foucha v. Louisiana, 504 U.S. 71 (1992)
    C. Kansas v. Hendricks, 521 U.S. 346 (1997)
    D. Seling v. Young, 531 U.S. 250 (2001)
    E. Kansas v. Crane, 534 U.S. 407 (2002)

II. VIRGINIA’S SCHEME

III. EXPERTS ARE VITAL

IV. VIRGINIA CASES AS OF DECEMBER 5, 2011

V. OTHER CONSIDERATIONS

CONVERSATIONS WITH JUDGES
“THINGS I WISH I HAD KNOWN WHEN I WAS TRYING CASES”

Hon. Charles S. Sharp, Judge

I. SOME PET PEEVES

II. SOME KUDOS

III. ONE JUDGE’S OBSERVATIONS

HOW KNOWING THE RULES MAY HELP
Hon. Charles S. Sharp, Judge

I. PREPARATION ISSUES

II. COURT-ROOM PRACTICE

III. TRIBUNAL

RULE 3:4: FAIRNESS TO OPPOSING PARTY AND COUNSEL

CANON 1

CANON 2

TRIALS AND TRIBULATIONS: PRACTICE POINTERS FROM THE BENCH

Hon. Philip Trompeter, Judge

I. THE J&DR DISTRICT COURT IS A REAL COURT, AND WINGING IT IS NOT AN
OPTION

II. NOW THAT YOU KNOW THE LAW, KNOW WHAT THE JUDGE ACTUALLY DID
IN YOUR CASE

III. THE BIG DREAD: LOSS OF DRIVER’S LICENSES

IV. TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THE DEFERRED DISPOSITION OPPORTUNITY WITH
YOUR DOMESTIC ASSAULT AND BATTERY CLIENT, AND PROTECTIVE ORDERS
CAN BEAT YOU UP

Authors

Ronald J. Bacigal, Professor of Law

 

Sara N. Poole

Rodney G. Leffler

Hon. Jane Marum Roush

Dr. Evan S. Nelson

Erin D. Whealton

Leigh Drewry

Hon. Charles S. Sharp, Judge

Hon. Philip Trompeter, Judge

 

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