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    • Common Questions About the Criminal Justice System (from the Morris County Prosecutor's Office)

    • Criminal Justice Process (from the N.J. Judiciary) - A step-by-step description from the point of view of the courts of what happens from the time a person is charged with a crime until after a person is found guilty of a crime. The Web site is divided into different sections on topics such as bail, plea bargaining, and grand jury indictment.

    • Know Your Rights! (from the National Lawyers Guild)

    • Your Rights if Arrested (from the N.J. State Bar Foundation) - A brief explanation in question-and-answer format of the constitutional rights of people who are arrested and charged with a crime. (If the document opens at the beginning, go to page 14.)


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