types of cases district attorneys handle in court

What types of cases do District Attorneys handle?

The criminal justice system is multi-dimensional and complex. In fact, to someone who isn’t immersed in the field, it can even be a bit confusing. Understanding the differences between state and federal cases, the appellate court system, elected and appointed officials, types of attorneys, crime classifications, non-criminal proceedings, and other criminal justice jargon can certainly be daunting.

Here, we break down the courtroom process at the state level.

History of technology in the courtroom

What does a District Attorney do? District Attorney FAQs

It’s no secret that the criminal justice system has been in the news more frequently, from high-profile cases, to increasing violence, to policy reform and more. Here, we break down some of your most common questions about a key role in the criminal justice system: our district attorneys.

Daubert & Frye Admissible Evidence

Daubert & Frye: The History Behind Admissible Evidence

The question of courtroom admissibility is a hot topic – and for good reason. Prosecutors require strong evidence to obtain a conviction, whereas defense attorneys are seeking a “not guilty” verdict, or better yet, the case dismissed. When evidence gets thrown out by the court, it’s a huge win for the defense.

When it comes to admitting digital and photographic evidence into a courtroom to be used in a criminal case, there are four criteria each piece of evidence must meet: accuracy, authenticity, originality, and relevancy. 

How to become a district attorney investigator

How to Become a District Attorney Investigator: The 4 R’s

How to Become a District Attorney Investigator: The 4 R’s  Reliable district attorney investigators are essential in today’s criminal justice system. This blog outlines the 4R’s of becoming a district attorney investigator: the role, the requirements, the responsibilities and the resources you may need.  How to Become a District Attorney Investigator: The Role   As a …

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Technology Tools in the Courtroom

Is technology important in the courtroom? According to  research reported a Superior Court Judge in the District of Columbia, “94% of surveyed jurors agreed or strongly agreed ‘Overall, the use of technology tools in the courtroom improved my ability to serve as a juror in this case.’”

How is Technology used in being a lawyer

How is Technology used in being a Lawyer?

On their own, or as the member of a large firm, how a lawyer uses technology today is crucial to their business and career survival. Learn more about how Lawyers use Tech every day.

History of technology in the courtroom

The History of Technology in the Courtroom

Technology in the courtroom is nothing new. It arrived 150 years ago. Photography made its first courtroom appearances in the U.S. in the 1870s, followed by the first fingerprint identification and a criminal conviction in Argentina in 1892.

what do jurors expect in the courtroom

It’s the Digital Age: What do Jurors Expect in the Courtroom?

Written by Carmella Giancursio It’s 2018. For the past several decades, huge advancements have been made in personal technology. You’d be hard-pressed to find someone who doesn’t have at least one piece of modern technology, whether it be a smartphone, tablet or laptop computer. Businesses are tech-savvy, schools are tech-savvy, adults are tech-savvy, kids are …

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