With nearly 1,800 pages and with over 4,000 cases, this book has expanded to three volumes of case law, statutory law (current through the 2005 and 2006 legislative sessions), rules, and practice tips, including: aftermath of Blakely regarding a court’s ability to impose a sentence above the standard range set forth in the sentencing guidelines; aftermath of Crawford regarding the admissibility of testimonial hearsay; and a new chapter dealing with the exclusionary rule. The 2006 Legislative Supplement covers: enhancement facts and sentencing-phase jury trials; drug crimes; disorderly conduct in the first degree; right of movie theater to detain people suspected of recording a film; appearance by simultaneous electronic transmission; conditional discharge statute; restitution statutes; dangerous-offender statutes; firearm-minimum statute; law on victim impact evidence in death penalty cases; and definition of victim. The supplement also includes forms on CD and a revised chapter on criminal forfeiture.
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