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September's Webinar: 48 Years of Miranda in about 48 Minutes
9/02/14
Please join us for September’s webinar, “48 Years of Miranda in about 48 Minutes”, to be held on Friday, September 26 from 3:00-4:00 PM (EDT). Presented by Deputy District Attorney Russell Moore of the L.A. County District Attorney’s Office, the webinar will review critical aspects of the Miranda doctrine that are essential to the successful prosecution of criminal cases, including: when Miranda is needed, what constitutes “custody”  and “interrogation” for purposes of Miranda, express and implied waivers, and the distinction between “right to silence” and “right to counsel” under Miranda. The webinar will also discuss exceptions to the doctrine, as well as the remedy for a Miranda violation. APA is seeking one credit of Continuing Legal Education credit from the State of Virginia for this webinar and can help attorney attendee qualify this webinar for CLE credit in their own jurisdictions. Please feel free to forward this training opportunity.**Please click HERE to register**
 
9th National Prosecution Summit: Innovative Prosecution and Community Safety
6/02/14
The Association of Prosecuting Attorneys (APA), in partnership with the Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) and the Center for Court Innovation (CCI), will host the 9th National Prosecution Summit: Innovative Prosecution and Community Safety from September 22-24, 2014 in Dallas, TX. The summit and lodging will take place at the Adolphus Hotel.  **Please click here to register.**

To view the draft agenda click here.  Further details regarding the summit agenda will follow. 

Seats are limited. Click here to reserve your hotel room today.
 

 Current News

Texas Prosecutor Outlines Adrian Peterson Case
9/15/14
Minnesota Vikings star Adrian Peterson used physical discipline on his son that was considered "not reasonable" by Texas community standards, a Texas prosecutor said Saturday.Based on the evidence from the incident in May, a grand jury in Montgomery County, Texas, indicted Peterson this week on a charge of injury to a child. Peterson turned himself in early Saturday morning and posted a $15,000 bond. www.usatoday.com
 
Nassau Country District Attorney Suggests Mandatory Kill Switch for Text-and-Drive Offenders
9/11/14
Texting while driving is illegal in 44 states, yet there are more than a million cellphone-related car accidents each year, according to the National Safety Council. To combat this grave ever-growing problem, one Long Island official proposed a five-point plan that includes activation of software that will automatically shutdown violators’ phones as they begin to drive. Nassau Country District Attorney Kathleen Rice recommended the county sentencing court mandate the use of such software in any case involving a texting violation. www.longisland.com

 
N.J. Attorney General Bars Prosecution of Sports Betting
9/10/14
The fight over legalization of sports betting in New Jersey, seemingly over months ago when the U.S. Supreme Court declined to hear the issue, is going another round. In a rare formal opinion, issued Sept. 8, the state Attorney General’s office directed law enforcement to refrain from prosecuting casinos and racetracks for running sports-wagering pools. www.njlawjournal.com
 
 
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APA was incorporated to act as a global forum for the exchange of ideas, allow prosecutors to collaborate with all criminal justice partners, conduct timely and effective technical assistance and provide access to technology for the enhancement of the prosecutorial function.

In addition, APA will serve as a model organization and an advocate for prosecutors on emerging issues related to the administration of justice.


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