An essential resource tool, the Eleventh Circuit Criminal Handbook
is the product of years of analysis and practical application of criminal decisions of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit, established by Congress in 1981 and now the busiest federal appellate court in the United States. Nearly every topic in the Court's criminal law jurisprudence is covered, including general principles, specific offenses, specific defenses, arrests, searches, confessions, grand jury, indictments, venue and jurisdiction, speedy trial, pre-trial proceedings, guilty pleas, judges, juries, opening statements, the Federal Rules of Evidence, jury instructions, deliberations, sentencing guidelines, new trial motions, forfeitures, and death penalty issues.
Specific case and statutory law are also examined throughout the publication. This single, thousand-page volume is broad enough to provide an excellent introduction for the newcomer, yet detailed enough to become a trusted resource for veteran practitioners, including criminal attorneys, prosecutors, defense attorneys, and judges.