Latest & Greatest – Confessions

By Alan K. Curry  Published by Texas District & County Attorneys Association  KFT 9664 .S76 2019

By Alan K. Curry

Published by Texas District & County Attorneys Association

KFT 9664 .S76 2019

Confessions are a crucial part of the evidence that is gathered during the investigation and prosecution of a criminal defendant. As such, it is important for attorneys, both on the prosecution side and the defense side, to understand the law surrounding these statements, especially those obtained during a custodial interrogation. In this regard, Confessions begins with the basics of confession law: what is a confession, what are the pertinent federal and Texas statutes that govern confessions, and what are the differences between federal and state confession law. The author then moves on to the heart of confession law: the custodial interrogation. Here, the reader will find a discussion of Miranda, its required warnings, and the exceptions to that requirement; in-depth explanations of the two key events that trigger Miranda: custody and interrogation; and an analysis of what occurs when a defendant invokes his rights under Miranda. Subsequent chapters address written and oral statements and some of the rules governing the admissibility of such assertions, statements and confessions made by juveniles, and hearings and trials. The author also explains some interrogation techniques and discusses false confessions and recantations and how those false confessions can be identified. Of course, no discussion of interrogation and confessions would be complete without an examination of the prosecutor’s ethical duties in obtaining or using a defendant’s confession. 

Confessions is one of many books in the Law Library’s collection published by Texas District & County Attorneys Association. If you are looking for resources that concisely explain various aspects, issues, and topics of interest to the criminal lawyer, have a look at this book and others, including Traffic Stops, Expunction and Nondisclosure, Predicates, DWI Investigation & Prosecution, and Punishment & Probation.

Latest & Greatest – Prisoners’ Rights: A Legal Research Guide

By Carol A. Fichtelman  Published by William S. Hein & Co., Inc. (2017)  KF 9371 .F53 2017

By Carol A. Fichtelman

Published by William S. Hein & Co., Inc. (2017)

KF 9371 .F53 2017

The 68th volume in a collection of research guides, Prisoners’ Rights: A Legal Research Guide provides researchers with a resource covering the rights of those who are incarcerated in either a federal or state facility. Author Carol A. Fichtelman focuses her attention on both primary and secondary resources and includes some handy websites that might act as good starting points for research. Of course, the first and foremost primary source when it comes to prisoners’ rights is the United States Constitution, and the author readily directs the user to the pertinent sections. In addition to the Constitution, the author points out applicable federal statutes and regulations. She also devotes a section to listing various federal agencies that deal with the rights of prisoners. Also included in the section detailing primary sources are state statutes concerning the laws on diet, religious beliefs, health care, punishment, and grooming.

The second part of the guide focuses on secondary resources. These include legal encyclopedias, specific volumes of American Law Reports, legal periodical articles, books, and a listing of national and state prisoners’ rights organizations.

Although not meant to be a comprehensive guide, Prisoners’ Rights: A Legal Research Guide provides some of the tools necessary to locate information about the ever-changing area of prisoners’ rights.

Latest & Greatest – Rights of Prisoners

By Michael B. Mushlin  Published by Thomson Reuters  KF 9731 .G6 2017   

By Michael B. Mushlin

Published by Thomson Reuters

KF 9731 .G6 2017

 

New to the library is the updated and revised Fifth Edition of Rights of Prisoners by Michael B. Mushlin. This four-volume set incorporates the sweeping changes in prison law that resulted from the more than dozen cases before the United States Supreme Court dealing with prisoners’ rights as well as federal and state legislation dealing with the treatment of prisoners. Mushlin begins his treatise with an historical overview of prisoners’ rights and a discussion of the standards used to determine whether a prisoner’s rights have been violated. He then focuses upon specific violations of constitutional amendments, such as the Eighth Amendment’s prohibition against cruel and unusual punishment. In this regard, the author raises such issues as solitary confinement, use of force by prison personnel and assaults by other inmates, and prison conditions. The Eighth Amendment also comes into play when there are allegations about the inadequacy of medical care. Mushlin details the specific types of care required and the right of an inmate to refuse treatment. Other constitutionally-based issues discussed include discrimination, free speech, religious freedom, privacy rights, prison labor, and due process rights in disciplinary proceedings.

The author also devotes several chapters to topics that involve the management of prisons, such as classification decisions, transfers, and detainers. Other rights addressed include a prisoner’s right to access the courts, visitation rights, rights to send and receive written correspondence, and the right of access to the media and the corresponding right of prisons to limit or restrict such rights . Mushlin also looks at the civil disabilities imposed upon prisoners during their incarceration and any attendant constitutional issues raised by the laws that impose such disabilities. He also analyzes the Prison Litigation Reform Act and the impact it has had on jail and prison litigation. He looks at its most important provisions like the standards for prospective relief, the exhaustion requirement, the physical injury requirement, and in forma pauperis.

Mushlin ends his treatise with an examination of the private prison industry, its history, and the arguments surrounding the issue of whether the government can delegate the authority to operate prisons to a private entity.

Rights of Prisoners is a wonderful resource for those seeking to protect the rights of incarcerated clients or to keep abreast of the evolving law governing prisons. Find it here at the Harris County Law Library in our criminal law section.

Latest & Greatest – Texas Law Enforcement Handbook (Contemporary Criminal Procedure)

By Larry E. Holtz and Warren J. Spencer  Published by Blue360 Media  KFT 1761 .A7 H6 2017

By Larry E. Holtz and Warren J. Spencer

Published by Blue360 Media

KFT 1761 .A7 H6 2017

A new edition of Texas Law Enforcement Handbook (Contemporary Criminal Procedure) has arrived here at the Harris County Law Library. Written for those engaged in the practice of criminal justice, this book sets out clear and concise discussions of important concepts in criminal law and criminal procedure. Explanations are supplemented by leading cases for which the authors have delineated the key issue presented, the holding, and the court’s reasoning for the decision. The authors have also provided additional notes and comments that further clarify some terms or themes presented in the case. Topics include: arrest, search and seizure, privacy expectations, confessions, and eyewitness identification.

Texas Law Enforcement Handbook (Contemporary Criminal Procedure) is a handy reference resource to have when faced with an issue involving the activities with which law enforcement personnel handle daily. Don't be put off by the words “law enforcement” in the title. This book is a good source of information for issues involving criminal procedure in its early stages.

Latest & Greatest – Trial Manual 6 for the Defense of Criminal Cases

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HeinOnline has recently introduced a new addition to its American Law Institute Library: Trial Manual 6 for the Defense of Criminal Cases. Written by Anthony G. Amsterdam and Randy Hertz, the Trial Manual, as it is called, is designed to be a handbook for managing and handling criminal cases. Arranged chronologically, the Trial Manual takes the reader step-by-step through the criminal defense process, from the initial stages following an arrest through postconviction proceedings and appeals. Chapters covering the initial case to the arraignment address such topics as bail, case planning, preliminary hearings, grand jury, and guilty pleas. Proceedings included in the period between arraignment and trial include pretrial motions, pretrial discovery and conference(s), and suppression motions and hearings. Matters relating to the jury and the conduct of the trial itself are addressed in the trial chapters. Lastly, post-trial motions, sentencing, appeals, and probation and parole revocation are discussed in the final chapters dealing with post-trial matters.

As with resources found in other HeinOnline libraries, this full-text treatise features hyperlinks, which take the reader to the highlighted cases and law review articles cited in the Trial Manual. There are also handy flow charts detailing the procedure for cases involving felonies, cases dealing with misdemeanors, and cases before a magistrate. Moreover, there are checklists throughout the Trial Manual to ensure that the attorney has performed all of the necessary steps at a particular stage. Additionally, the authors, knowing that an important part of any trial, civil or criminal, is an understanding of the attorney-client privilege and the ethical rules concerning the practice of law, provide an excellent summary of the duties owed to the client and refer to the American Bar Association Standards of Criminal Justice, the ABA Model Rules of Professional Conduct (also available at the Law Library), and the ABA Code of Professional Responsibility. (Another good source on ethics that is available here at the Harris County Law Library, but not specifically referenced, is Professional Responsibility in Criminal Defense Practice.)

Incidentally, the authors stress that, while the Trial Manual is a helpful resource for the novice attorney and can provide him or her with the necessary information to competently represent a criminal defendant, criminal law remains a specialty. Thus, they recommend that those lawyers who are not well-versed in the handling of criminal matters consult with a more experienced criminal attorney for assistance. Nevertheless, the Trial Manual has been and continues to be an invaluable resource for those who are called upon to defend an individual in a criminal case. Look for it on HeinOnline at the Harris County Law Library.

Latest & Greatest – The Rights of the Accused under the Sixth Amendment: Trials, Presentation of Evidence, and Confrontation

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   By Paul Marcus, Joelle Anne Moreno, Tommy E. Miller, and David K. Duncan  Published by the American Bar Association Criminal Justice Section (2016)  KF 4558 .M37 2016

By Paul Marcus, Joelle Anne Moreno, Tommy E. Miller, and David K. Duncan

Published by the American Bar Association Criminal Justice Section (2016)

KF 4558 .M37 2016

Recognizing that the Sixth Amendment encompasses more than just an accused’s right to counsel, the authors, hailing from diverse professional backgrounds, analyze the other protections offered by the Constitution to a criminal accused in their new book, The Rights of the Accused under the Sixth Amendment: Trials, Presentation of Evidence, and Confrontation. Divided into seven chapters, the book focuses upon the following rights: the right to a speedy trial, the right to a public trial, the right to a jury trial, the place of prosecution, the right to be informed of the nature and cause of the accusations, the Confrontation Clause, and the Compulsory Process Clause. After discussing the historical foundations of these rights, the authors delve into the essence of each entitlement and address the scope and application of the right, the waiver of such right, and recent developments surrounding that right.

Comprehensive and well-researched, The Rights of the Accused under the Sixth Amendment: Trials, Presentation of Evidence, and Confrontation provides the reader with a clear understanding of the intricacies of the rights guaranteed by the Constitution. Whether you are a seasoned criminal defense attorney or just someone who is interested in learning more about the Sixth Amendment, The Rights of the Accused under the Sixth Amendment: Trials, Presentation of Evidence, and Confrontation is a great resource. Look for it in the Criminal Section of the Harris County Law Library.

Latest and Greatest – Texas Criminal Procedure and the Offender with Mental Illness: An Analysis and Guide

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   By Brian D. Shannon & Daniel H. Benson  NAMI Texas (2016)  KFT 1766.6 .S52 2016

By Brian D. Shannon & Daniel H. Benson

NAMI Texas (2016)

KFT 1766.6 .S52 2016

First published as an educational tool, Texas Criminal Procedure and the Offender with Mental Illness: An Analysis and Guide informed those involved in the criminal justice system of the issues and obstacles faced by persons having a mental illness. Now in its fifth edition, this book, made possible through a grant from the Texas Bar Foundation, continues its mission of promoting justice for mentally-ill individuals by analyzing some of the key issues that arise in criminal cases. The authors devote much of the book to a general discussion of the standards and legislation concerning the competency to stand trial for both adult and juvenile defendants and in cases involving the death penalty. They also examine the insanity defense as it relates to both types of defendants while also looking at various proposals for reform. Lastly, the authors focus on post-conviction issues, such as community supervision, prison or jail mental health care, and completion of the criminal sentence. The book includes detailed and extensive analysis of the pertinent legislation as well as the actual text from the statutes.

Latest and Greatest - Expunction and Nondisclosure

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   By Andrea Westerfeld  Texas District and County Attorneys Association (2016)  KFT 1792.5 .W47 2016

By Andrea Westerfeld

Texas District and County Attorneys Association (2016)

KFT 1792.5 .W47 2016

The Harris County Law Library is excited to have received the 2016 edition of Expunction and Nondisclosure published by the Texas District and County Attorneys Association. This new edition incorporates the many changes that the Texas Legislature made to the nondisclosure laws during the 2015 session. As a result of these changes, there are different requirements for offenses prior to September 1, 2015 and those after September 1, 2015. In addition, the author also documents modifications made to the expunction statute owing to expansions made through case law.

Expunction and Nondisclosure guides you through the process of evaluating whether you or your client is entitled to an expunction and if so, the steps to follow when applying for the expunction. With respect to nondisclosures, the author sets forth the requirements to petition the court for an order of nondisclosure for offenses prior to September 1, 2015 and highlights the new laws applicable to offenses after September 1, 2015. In addition, Ms. Westerfeld also provides the nuts and bolts of the nondisclosure application process. Be sure to look at the appendices as they contain the necessary forms for both expunctions and nondisclosures.

Written in understandable language, this book is useful for both attorneys and pro se litigants. If you’re interested in seeing what the changes are, simply come to the library and ask for Expunction and Nondisclosure at the front desk.

Latest and Greatest - Texas DWI Manual

Picture this: You are comfortably seated in your office with your cup of coffee sorting through your email when the telephone rings. On the other end of the line is a hysterical woman. She has been arrested for DWI. What do you do?

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   By Deandra M. Grant and Kimberly Griffin Tucker  James Publishing, Inc. (2015)  KFT 1497.8 .G73

By Deandra M. Grant and Kimberly Griffin Tucker

James Publishing, Inc. (2015)

KFT 1497.8 .G73

For starters, you can visit the Harris County Law Library. It is, after all, Criminal Defense Law Resource Month, and we recently acquired the most recent edition of the Texas DWI Manual published by James Publishing, Inc. This book, complete with forms, will direct you through the initial client interview and the subsequent case investigation and discovery process as well as the administrative driver’s license revocation hearing. In addition, you will learn the elements of a DWI, the various intoxication offenses and their punishment, and the charging instruments used in DWI cases.

Confused by the different field sobriety tests and their admissibility and use at trial? Don’t fret. The authors examine the fundamentals of the DWI breath test and explain how to attack the test and the results on both direct and cross-examination.  In addition, they analyze the methods and strategies involved when using blood alcohol tests as evidence.

Of course, success is not always guaranteed. That is why the authors also discuss punishment options and education and treatment programs as well as error preservation, appeals, and expunctions.

So, before you go ahead and accept that DWI case, be sure to have a look at Texas DWI Manual. It is filled with lots of useful information you will need to competently defend your client. You can find it in our Texas Criminal section or you can ask one of our helpful librarians..

Latest and Greatest - Suppressing Criminal Evidence

Are you considering filing a motion to suppress evidence that was obtained through a warrantless search of your client’s vehicle?

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   By Deja Vishny  James Publishing, Inc. (2016)  KF 9662 .V57 2016

By Deja Vishny

James Publishing, Inc. (2016)

KF 9662 .V57 2016

Do you want to challenge a coerced confession or one made under Miranda v. Arizona?

Then, look than further than the Harris County Law Library’s new acquisition, Suppressing Criminal Evidence. This volume, complete with forms, will guide you, step-by-step, through the process of filing a motion to suppress from the initial client interview and discovery through actually drafting the motion and litigating it in court. The author provides a summary of the laws surrounding Fourth Amendment searches and seizures, including searches of the home, the standards of probable cause and reasonable suspicion, motor vehicle searches, and searches and seizures of electronic devices. She also discusses the suppression of confessions and other statements and police interrogation practices. Included in this volume are over 40 forms including sample motions to suppress and more than 80 pattern cross-examinations to assist you during the hearing on your motion to suppress. There are numerous practice pointers and tips throughout the book.

Before you file your next (or first) motion to suppress, come to the Harris County Law Library and have a look at Suppressing Criminal Evidence. Who knows? That evidence you got suppressed just may save your client.