The Honorable Daniel M. Coble
Whether you are a seasoned public defender, or a new prosecutor, Pocket Prelims is an essential guidebook for your next preliminary hearing. Based on years of first-hand experience, this book provides readers with practical advice and information on a wide range of legal issues that can arise in a preliminary hearing. It is a quick reference guide for all of those issues you know you know, but you can't remember at the moment. Each chapter contains either statutes, case law, definitions or a combination of all three, for the criminal law area being addressed. In many chapters of the book, Judge Coble included “Factors to Consider” when dealing with a particular case.
Preliminary hearings move quickly and can cover nearly all crimes. Because of the fast-paced nature of preliminary hearings, this book was designed to be as user-friendly as possible. The book is spiral bound allowing it to lay flat and has been tabbed at each chapter. This will allow the reader to quickly find the legal issue and present a coherent argument to the court.
Be prepared and confident at your next preliminary hearing with Pocket Prelims.
Summary of Contents:
Chapter 1: The Law on Preliminary Hearing
Chapter 2: The Fourth Amendment
Chapter 3: Guns
Chapter 4: Drugs
Chapter 5: Property Crimes
Chapter 6: Assault
Chapter 7: Domestic Violence
Chapter 8: Robbery
Chapter 9: Murder/Manslaughter
Chapter 10: Miscellaneous Issues
Chapter 11: Practice Tips
Chapter 12: SC Magistrate Courts Contact Information
Chapter 13: SC Criminal Rules of Procedure
Chapter 14: SC Rules of Evidence