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Book details
  • Genre:LAW
  • SubGenre:Criminal Law / General
  • Language:English
  • Pages:126
  • Format:Paperback
  • Paperback ISBN:9781098311896

Criminal Law

A Primer

by Jennifer Longtin

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Criminal Law: A Primer is a companion to those going through criminal prosecutions. This book will explain each step of the criminal process, and help you to understand what is happening so you can feel confident throughout the process.
Criminal Law: A Primer is a companion to those going through criminal prosecutions. This book will explain each step of the criminal process, and help you to understand what is happening so you can feel confident throughout the journey. Chapters walk you through your rights, how to navigate contact with police, what mitigation might help you, and what the trial and appeals process is like. Also included are some games to keep you busy at court and a glossary of useful terms. Take Criminal Law; A Primer to court with you in your pocket, keep it with your paperwork to help you through discussions with your lawyer, or use it to help guide a loved-one through the often terrifying process of criminal prosecution. Criminal Law: A Primer will help you through every step of the way.
About the author
Jennifer Longtin founded JLongtin Law to serve the community's criminal defense needs in a new way. Dedicated to serving the mentally ill who are involved in the criminal justice system; she litigates issues of competency, sanity, and uses a client's situation and history to find treatment alternatives to incarceration. Jennifer has worked with veterans, those suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and Traumatic Brain Injury, individuals with serious mental illnesses and mood disorders, victims of domestic violence, and the developmentally delayed, to make sure that the prosecution understands how their unique life experiences play into their current situation and needs. Jennifer is an attorney who is passionate about seeking justice for all people. She is a former Colorado State Public Defender with experience in trial, negotiation, and appellate work. Jennifer has tried cases ranging from simple traffic offenses and DUIs to murder and complex sex offenses. She has argued and briefed cases in front of the Colorado Supreme Court, as well as the Colorado Court of Appeals. She has appealed felony and misdemeanor convictions, and litigated post-conviction proceedings including motions for sentence reconsideration and petitions regarding ineffective assistance of counsel. Jennifer believes that trial is only the beginning of the fight for her client's liberty. Jennifer is dedicated to moving both the criminal justice system and the legal profession into the future. She serves as the Alternative Defense Counsel Representative to the Colorado General Assembly's Treatment of Persons with Mental Health Disorders in the Criminal Justice System to provide a voice, at the state level, for the concerns of clients in the system. Jennifer is a board member of NAMI Colorado, where she supports families and individuals, across the state, in finding compassionate support for their mental health needs. Jennifer is also involved in providing training to community members and attorneys, in Colorado and across the United States, in mental health specific representation.
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