9780972751933

Fighting for Your Life : The African-American Criminal: Justice Survival Guide

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  • ISBN13:

    9780972751933

  • ISBN10:

    0972751939

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2004-02-01
  • Publisher: Amber Books

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Summary

Powerfully written by John V. Elmore, Esq. and edited by Yvonne Rose, with a foreword by Tony Rose, Publisher of Amber books, FIGHTING FOR YOUR LIFE Will Teach You: How to Choose the Best Attorney to Help You Win Your Personal Fight for Justice; Understand Your Rights and Know What to Do if You Are Arrested; Survive if You Get Caught up in the Criminal Justice System; How to Check Your Appearance and Conduct in Court to Get the Best Possible Outcome; Everything You Need to Know About Bail, Juries and Jail; How Drugs & Alcohol can Lead to a Life of Crime and Torment....How to Make the right Choices.

Author Biography

Melvin BlackMan has worked professionally in the ˘Substance Abuse÷ field counseling and lecturing drug abusers. As a recovering addict, himself, who has been clean since March 7, 1986 Mr. BlackMan has dedicated his life to helping members of the community to help themselves. His unconventional dialogue and approach through various speaking engagements and his personally written pamphlets have brought him to the attention of several agencies, such as: the New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse (OASAS), NYPD and the New York State Department of Correctional Services. Mr. BlackMan has earned numerous CASAC Certificates in conventional drug rehabilitation training.

Table of Contents

Dedicationp. ix
Acknowledgmentsp. ix
About the Authorp. xi
About the Editorp. xiii
Forewordp. xv
Introductionp. 1
You, Your Attorney and Your Fight For Justicep. 5
Know Your Rightsp. 15
Caught Up In the Criminal Justice Systemp. 25
Your Appearance and Conduct In Courtp. 41
The 411 About Bailp. 45
Understanding the Role of a Jury: Your Life Is In Their Handsp. 51
Cooperating With the Government: The Snitchp. 65
Driving While Intoxicated Can Alter Your Life... Foreverp. 73
Sex Crimes and Date Rapep. 79
Does the Crime Fit the Punishment?p. 91
The Controversy Over Capital Punishmentp. 101
Police Misconduct (Before, During & After Arrest)p. 109
Casualties Of The War On Drugsp. 117
Women In Prison--The Endless Cycle of Punishmentp. 125
Facts and Advice for Victims of Domestic Violencep. 133
Cutting Down On Crime In Your Communityp. 139
Conclusion: Reshaping Our Youthp. 143
Three Criminal Justice System Survivors Tell Their Storiesp. 151
The Perils of Being Black In America--Let the Truth Be Toldp. 157
Names & Numbers That Will Help You Win The Fight For Your Lifep. 163
Indexp. 167
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