Part 8

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  1. Fed Gov prosecutor
    • US Attorney General
    • US Attorney
    • Assistant US Attorney
  2. US Attorney General
    • top law enforcement
    • Eric Holder
    • Appointed by president but confirmed by the senate (need 51 “yeses”)
    • Leave with president (political)
  3. US Attorney
    • Top prosecutor
    • Each district (of states)has one
    • Appointed by president and confirmed by the senate
    • political
  4. Assistant US Attorney
    • Taken from law school (not by president)
    • Not political (apolitical)
  5. State Prosecutor
    • Have 95% of crimes to prosecute
    • Each state system is different
  6. State prosecutors In CT
    • States Attorney
    • Assistant States Attorney
  7. States Attorney
    • chief law enforcement officer
    • 13 Judicial Districts, 1 per district
    • Appointed by committee
    • Try to make apolitical
  8. CT Courts
    • Judicial District
    • Geographic Area
  9. Judicial District
    • less than in geographic
    • Murder rape, arson
  10. Geographic area
    violence, minor drug, DUI (low time in prison)
  11. Job of prosecutor
    • educate the police and public about the legal system
    • decide who should be prosecuted, what the charges should be and try the cases
    • • if high price then decide not to take plea bargain and then have case with judge
    • to do justice
  12. How prosecutor decides the penalty
    • seriousness offense- how serious case
    • offender- how often have been arrested
    • strength of case- good case or bad case
    • • decide to drop case, fine, put on probation, request go to jail, rehab program
    • • decide what is worth their time to prosecute (lower level courts) and priority in community
  13. Percentage of trials that don’t go to trial
    95%
  14. Restrictions of prosecutor
    Have to give info even if go against their side (exculpatory evidence)
  15. Exculpatory evidence
    Info that helps the defendant

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