Homicide Trial Process Essay

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Homicide Trial Process
The topic of capital punishment has been the subject of debate for many years as it should be on the minds of society. A society that seek to found justice for the victim who lost their lives at the hand of another human beings. The critics of capital punishment would argue that the government has over reached it authority and have sought to judge in God stead. However, the advocates of capital punishment will argue that many nations whether modern or ancient has used capital punishment as a method of justice.
As with any process that cannot be reversed there must be measured step to ensure that justice is rendered righteously. Therefore, its reasonable for a society such as the
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According to Thomas Cohen & Brian Reaves(2006) in 2003, 61% of defendants who are charged with murder in large cities have additional felony charges filed against them by the prosecution(Cohen & Reaves, 2006 as cited in Davies, 2008). However, during this stage may determine that there is not enough evidence to obtain a conviction, and forego filing charges against the accused(Davies, 2008, p. 273). If there is sufficient evidence the accused will have their initial appearance before a judge within a 48 hours time frame.
Initial Appearance As previous stated, during the this the initial appearance the accused will be brought before a judge in person or by remote vide, to be official advised of the charges they will face. Furthermore, during this time the accused will be assigned a defensive attorney if they are not financially able to hire counsel. The steps can vary from state to state. Pretrial Release
When working with capital murder cases especially in state courts, pretrial release is improbable. Another part of the pretrial stage is the grand jury federal criminal courts and at least half of states courts used grand jury to get an indictment. The grand jury consist of 23 people who sit permanently for a certain period of time and decide whether to give the prosecution an indictment of an accused. If they grant an indictment to the prosecution they will issue

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