Criminal Litigation Procedure 101

presented by NBI, Inc.
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Course Description

Get the Essentials Down

There is more than just money at stake in a criminal case: a defendant's freedom is in your hands. Do you have all the knowledge you'll need for a fair and effective representation? This fundamental legal program provides a balanced analysis of the criminal investigation and trial that will prepare you to garner every piece of evidence and to employ every tool in the litigator's handbook for a favorable outcome. Get practice tips from seasoned faculty - register today!

  • Anticipate information and documents the police and prosecution must disclose during discovery.
  • Make the most out of motions by developing a strategy and knowing what to use when.
  • Understand the plea bargaining process (and strategy) inside and out.
  • Learn how to navigate the stages of a criminal trial: from jury selection to sentencing.
  • Give your clients realistic advice on their options after trial.


All times are shown in Eastern time.

  1. Investigation, Arrest, and Charges
    1:00 -1:45, Andrew A. Dósa
    1. Investigation, Search Warrants, and Police Interaction
    2. Arrest Warrants and Procedure
    3. Constitutional Protections
    4. Criminal Charges
    5. Initial Appearance and Bond
  2. Discovery Essentials
    1:45 - 2:15, Andrew A. Dósa
    1. Disclosures
    2. Crime Scene and Forensic Evidence
    3. Witness and Officer Interviews
    4. Police Reports, Toxicology Results, etc.
    5. Police Personnel Files
    6. GPS Data, Surveillance, and Other Electronic Evidence
    7. Use of Subpoenas
  3. Plea Bargaining
    2:15 - 2:45, Andrew A. Dósa
    1. Timing
    2. Evaluating the Probability of Conviction
    3. Negotiating Plea Bargains: Tips and Tactics
    4. The Plea Agreement
    5. At the Hearing
  4. Motions in Criminal Cases (With Examples)
    3:00 - 3:30, Andrew A. Dósa
  5. The Trial, Sentencing, and Appeals
    3:30 - 4:15, Andrew A. Dósa
    1. Themes: Defense vs. Prosecution
    2. Jury Selection and Voir Dire
    3. Opening Statements
    4. Introducing Evidence
    5. Direct and Cross-Examination
    6. Closing Arguments and Jury Instructions
    7. Sentencing
    8. Appeals and Other Post-Conviction Actions

Who Should Attend

This program is designed for attorneys. Paralegals may also benefit.

Additional Information

Training Provider: NBI, Inc.

Course Topics: Law Training > Criminal Law

Training Course Summary: Criminal Litigation Procedure 101

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