This is a 26 slide, highly animated, power point presentations on The United States Court System - The Pre trial Phase. Each of the presentation slides are editable so you can change it to fit your individual needs.
In the Federal Government, there are agencies that employ criminal investigators to collect and provide information to the United States Attorneys in the respective district. Most of these agencies are well known to most citizens and include the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), United States Secret Service (USSS) and Homeland Security Investigation (DHS/HSI). These agencies investigate the crime and obtain evidence, and help prosecutors understand the details of the case. Often, several investigating agencies are involved.
A prosecutor evaluates a case, and uses all the statements and information he has to determine if the government should present the case to the Federal Grand Jury — one in which all the facts lead to a specific person or persons who committed the crime. The prosecutor has to look at both direct and circumstantial evidence.
Direct evidence: evidence that supports a fact without an inference. Testimony of an eyewitness. Circumstantial evidence: testimony related to something that happened before or after the crime. After the defendant is charged, he can either hire an attorney or if he is indigent he may choose to be represented by an attorney provided by the Government — a public defender — at no or minimal charge.
The defendant’s attorney is referred to as the defense attorney. He assists the defendant in understanding the law and the facts of the case, and represents the defendant just as the prosecutor will represent the Government.
The presentation covers the following:
Grand Juries (3)
Plea Bargaining (2)
Preliminary Hearing (2)
Pre-Trial Motions (2)
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