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Available tests for Criminal Law — $36/each

general/Criminal Law

Drone Searches: A New Frontier for the Fourth Amendment

Feb. 12, 2018

The use of drones spurs reassessment of time-honored privacy concerns.

general/Criminal Law

Security concerns in the courtroom

Oct. 30, 2017
By Jacqueline A. Connor

The objective of this article is to familiarize bench officers and lawyers with steps a trial court can take to ensure security in the courtroom.

general/Criminal Law

The CFAA and the ‘inside hacker’ problem

Jun. 30, 2017
By Nimrod Haim Aviad, Janet I. Levine

Today, some consider the CFAA to be "one of the most far-reaching criminal laws in the United States Code"; others call it "the worst law in technology."

general/Criminal Law

Criminal competency in California courts

Jun. 23, 2017
By Chris Honigsberg

The procedure for determining competency for a criminal defendant confuses many attorneys, even criminal attorneys.

general/Criminal Law

Controlling the Courtroom

Mar. 27, 2017
By Jacqueline A. Connor

Learn about how a judge may maintain control of the courtroom in cases involving pro per defendants.

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<i>Brady</i> disclosures

Jan. 30, 2017
By Elia V. Pirozzi

Learn about the prosecution's duty under Brady, limitations on the duty, what constitutes favorable and material evidence, and how the Brady duty intersects with the right to discovery under Pitchess.

general/Criminal Law

Penal Code Section 17 reductions

Oct. 31, 2016
By Hank M. Goldberg

The objective of this article and accompanying self-study test is to familiarize bench officers and lawyers with reduction of felonies to misdemeanors, and misdemeanors to infractions, under Penal Code Section 17.

general/Criminal Law

The admissible record of conviction

Jun. 27, 2016
By Gale E. Kaneshiro

Earn MCLE credit reviewing what constitutes part of the record of conviction which is admissible to prove serious felony priors.

general/Criminal Law

Doubting mental competence

Mar. 21, 2016
By Garrett L. Wong

Earn MCLE credit while reviewing the law regarding a court declaring a doubt as to a criminal defendant's mental competence.

general/Criminal Law

Admissibility of statements decision tree

Jan. 25, 2016
By Elia V. Pirozzi

The article aims to provide bench officers and lawyers with a pragmatic and structural approach for analyzing issues surrounding the admissibility of statements under Miranda.