This is a PowerPoint assignment that needs completely reworked. Up to 15 slides
This is a PowerPoint assignment that needs completely reworked. Up to 15 slides of material not including title and reference slides. The original assignment received a failing grade and needs to be redone. Please incorporate a relevant, properly sourced and cited graphic somewhere within the PowerPoint. As changes are made, please edit the speakernotes accordingly.
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•The PowerPoint that needs revised
•3 chapter readings summaries (please review in detail before beginning the assignment)
•Feedback from the instructor on the original submission (please carefully review this and make all necessary changes to the slides and information)
•A grading rubric (please ensure that mastery level criteria is met in the slides)
•A submission checklist (please review it and complete it and return it with the completed assignment)
The details of the original assignment are as follows:
Analysis and Application: Explain the Steps a Criminal Defendant May Go Through in the American Criminal Justice System
The following case study presents issues related to the steps a criminal defendant may go through in the American criminal justice system from arrest through sentencing.
You have just been hired as a lawyer at a small criminal defense firm. On your first day, Louis Steele enters the office and asks to speak to an attorney. All of the other lawyers are at lunch so you speak to Mr. Steele. Mr. Steele states that he is worried about being arrested for an armed robbery of a gas station that occurred the night before. Mr. Steele explains the following to you after you assure him that anything he tells you will be protected under the attorney-client privilege.
Mr. Steele states that he has been out of work and owes money for gambling debts; that he was desperate for money and robbed a gas station last night located a couple of blocks from his house. Mr. Steele states that he used a BB gun but admits that it looks like a real gun. Mr. Steele took a total of $130.00 during the robbery. Mr. Steele states that he was not wearing a mask and that the attendant got a good look at his face. This morning, Mr. Steele heard that officers had stopped by his apartment looking for him. Mr. Steele tells you that the only person at the apartment this morning was his 13-year-old nephew. Mr. Steele did not know whether the 13-year-old let the police in or if the police forced themselves in, but states that the police found the BB gun he used under Mr. Steele’s bed. Mr. Steele wants to know what is going to happen to him should he be arrested — from arrest to sentencing. Mr. Steele has no experience with the criminal justice system and has never been arrested before.
Please prepare a PowerPoint presentation as follows:
Include 10 substantive slides and a maximum of 15 substantive slides, not including cover slide, legal term slide(s) or reference slide(s).
As Mr. Steele’s lawyer, explain the advice you will give him both pre-arrest and post-arrest.
Identify all major steps you will take to prepare a defense for Mr. Steele, including investigation of evidence and witnesses, should Mr. Steele be arrested for a felony such as armed robbery.
Explain to Mr. Steele the pre-trial process and any motions you would file on his behalf (including your reasoning for filing these motions).
Describe to Mr. Steele his trial options.
If this case goes to trial, discuss with Mr. Steele the possible sentence he could face based upon a review of your own state’s criminal laws.
Define key legal terms to Mr. Steele so he has an understanding of the legal principles involved.
Cite all legal authority used in giving advice to Mr. Steele.
Note: This Assignment will require outside research. Use at least two credible sources beyond the text material, and discuss how you evaluated the credibility of the resources used. You may consult the Library, the internet, the textbook, course material, and any other outside resources in supporting your task. Use proper citations in APA style.
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Minimum Submission Requirements
This Assessment should be a Microsoft PowerPoint (minimum 10 slides) file, not including cover slide, legal term slide(s) or reference slide(s).
Respond to the questions in a thorough manner, providing specific examples of concepts, topics, definitions, and other elements asked for in the questions. Your paper should be highly organized, logical, and focused.
Your paper must be written in Standard English and demonstrate exceptional content, organization, style, and grammar and mechanics.
Your paper should provide a clearly established and sustained viewpoint and purpose.
Your writing should be well ordered, logical and unified, as well as original and insightful.
A separate page at the end of your research paper should contain a list of references, in APA format. Use your textbook, the Library, and the internet for research.
Be sure to cite both in-text and reference list citations were appropriate and reference all sources. Your sources and content should follow proper APA citation style. Review the APA formatting and citation style found in the Writing Center. The Writing Center can be found within the Academic Support Center under Academic Tools in the left navigation of your course. (It should include a cover sheet, paper is double spaced, in Times New Roman 12-point font, correct citations, Standard English with no spelling or punctuation errors, and correct references at the bottom of the last page.)
Textbook: Procedures in the Justice System
Chapter 10: “Jury”
This chapter is an examination of the: who, what, when, where, and why of the United States jury system.
Chapter 11: “Trial Procedure”
This chapter outlines the criminal trial process, the order in which a trial takes place as well as the level of proof that is required to gain a conviction. In addition, what happens when there is a mistrial and any syndromes or mental illness issues that may impact the trial are explained?
Chapter 12:“Deliberation of the Jury and the Verdict”
This chapter discusses instructions to and deliberations of a jury. The judge’s instructions are detailed as well as how the deliberations take place. How the jury comes to a verdict is analyzed and the pronouncement of the judgment is explained.
Jury of one’s peers: A guaranteed right of criminal defendants, in which “peer” means an “equal.” This has been interpreted by courts to mean that the available jurors include a broad spectrum of the population, particularly of race, national origin, and gender. Jury selection may include no process which excludes those of a particular race or intentionally narrows the spectrum of possible jurors. It does not mean that women are to be tried by women, Asian-Americans by Asian-Americans, or African Americans by African Americans.
Reasonable doubt: The burden of proof that is required before a defendant may be convicted of a crime. The burden is on the prosecution to prove a fact with a high degree of certainty.
Peremptory challenge: The right of the plaintiff and the defendant in a jury trial to have a juror dismissed before trial without stating a reason. This challenge is distinguished from a “challenge for cause” (reason) based on the potential juror admitting bias, acquaintanceship with one of the parties, or their attorney, personal knowledge about the facts, or some other basis for believing he/she might not be impartial.
Reasonable doubt: Not being sure of a criminal defendant’s guilt to a moral certainty. Thus, a juror (or judge sitting without a jury) must be convinced of guilt of a crime (or the degree of crime, as murder instead of manslaughter) “beyond a reasonable doubt,” and the jury will be told so by the judge in the jury instructions.
Voir Dire examination: Voir dire consists of oral questions asked of prospective jurors by the judge, the parties, or the attorneys, or some combination thereof. This oral questioning, often supplemented by a prior written questionnaire, is used to determine whether a potential juror is biased, knows any of the parties, counsel, or witnesses, or should otherwise be excluded from jury duty. Voir dire is a tool used to achieve the constitutional right to an impartial jury, but it is not a constitutional right in itself.
Boykin advisement: The required advice that a judge must give a defendant in open court before the judge can accept a guilty plea. Based on the Supreme Court case of Boykin v. Alabama.
Manifest necessity: In reference to a mistrial, a condition in which the judge concludes that it is necessary to declare a mistrial.
Mistrial: The act of a judge in terminating a trial before it is concluded because of errors or issues that call into question the fairness of the trial.
New trial: A retrial of a defendant with a new jury.
Verdict: A judgment by the court. In a criminal court, it refers to the finding of guilty or not guilty.
Presentation Chapter 10 (uploaded)
Presentation Chapter 11 (uploaded)
Presentation Chapter 12 (uploaded)
Go to California’s Office of the State Public Defender website and read about the various functions that a public defender performs.
California.gov. (2020). Office of the State Public Defender. http://www.ospd.ca.gov