CJA 305 Week 3 State v Stu Dents Court Case Prosecution and Defense Arguments

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CJA 305 Week 3 State v Stu Dents Court Case Prosecution and Defense Arguments

 

Present the prosecution and defense arguments for a case. Come to a consensus for both sides. Take this opportunity to imagine yourself in the place of the defense/prosecution.

You continue to excel as the newest paralegal in your law firm. Your next task is to organize a modified mock trial to assist the lawyers in preparing for the pending trial.

Review the State v. Stu Dents Court Case document to develop your arguments.

Write a 1,050-word paper that includes each side’s arguments.

Defense group, address the following as you write your arguments:

  • Does your team feel this defendant is competent to stand trial? Why or why not?
  • Distinguish between competency to stand trial and an insanity defense.
  • What is required in your state for an insanity defense?
  • What steps must be taken to prove insanity?

Prosecution group, address the following as you write your arguments:

  • Define types of homicide and corpus delicti. How is this related to the case?
  • List the elements of each crime and the facts that establish each element.
  • Provide a specific state law for each charge and identify the state where that law is effective. Each group member’s state needs to be represented.
  • Include the state where your case would be the strongest.