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Creating a case against a criminal offender

Create a fictitious state criminal offender and a criminal case against this offender. Trace the misdemeanor case from lowest possible level to the U.S. Supreme Court.

I do not know how to go about this. I am a college senior. Any help at all would be appreciated. My report has to be between 3-4 pages. I am not concerned about the length. I am more concerned with the steps. Would I need to show arrest? detainment? how would a misdemeanor make it to the supreme court?.

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Here are the steps you should follow in doing your assignment. I will try to be as specific as possible.

1. Think of a crime that someone could commit and then be charged by whatever state they live in as having committed a crime.

2. Start with the lowest level of court that the case would be heard in and in which the criminal is being brought up on misdemeanor charges. Please see the link for more information on what misdemeanors are if you ...

Solution Summary

A scenario involving the process of prosecuting a criminal offender through the various levels of the criminal justice system, starting with arrest and leading all the way to the United States Supreme Court.