TITLE

CHAPTER 24: How the Criminal Justice System Works

AUTHOR(S)
Bergman, Paul; Berman, Sara J.
PUB. DATE
August 2013
SOURCE
Criminal Law Handbook;Aug2013, p527
SOURCE TYPE
Book
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article discusses the functions of the criminal justice system in the U.S. It provides questions and answers related to the topic including the type of behavior that describes a driving under the influence (DUI) offense, the meaning 'of illegal per se laws, and the consequences for refusal to take a blood alcohol test. It also offers examples on various cases about DUI.
ACCESSION #
89622118

 

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