This brief Research Guide is intended to provide users with links to the wide variety of information on New York State and Federal Criminal Procedure available at Brooklyn Law School. These sources include:
- Print materials, both individual books and serials
- Other online sources
These sources cover a wide range of topics, such as:
- Defense Counsel
- Double Jeopardy
- Selection of Charges
- Speedy Trial
- Plea Bargaining
- Jury Selection and Instruction
One unique resource that could provide useful information at the beginning of your research on a particular issue is the Criminal Law & Procedure In-House Memoranda database on Lexis. It contains criminal law and procedure-related memos authored by attorneys for other attorneys. The memo provides an assessment and guidance for others in similar situations.
Note that the New York Criminal Procedure statutes as annotated in McKinney's Consolidated Laws of New York and New York Consolidated Laws Service can be valuable sources of information. Many sections of the Criminal Procedure Laws are annotated with authored practice commentary that is very useful in understanding how particular sections have been interpreted and applied. These practice commentaries are available both in the print and online versions of the statutes.
Click on the links below to access the online versions.
FREE RESOURCE: Cornell University Law School's Legal Information Institute maintains a free current version of the Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure that links directly to relevant sections of the Federal Regulations and United States Code.