Northeast Wisconsin Technical College
10-110-168 021258 Paralegal Criminal Law
Outline of Instruction

Course Information
Description10-110-168 PARALEGAL CRIMINAL LAW ...substantive and procedural criminal law, the role of paralegals in both the prosecution and defense of criminal actions, emphasis on investigations and preparation of legal documents. (Associate Degree Prerequisite: 10-110-101, Paralegal Intro/Legal Ethics with a "C" or better; Technical Diploma Corequisite: 10-110-101, Paralegal Intro/Legal Ethics)
Total Credits3
Prior Learning Assessments
None
Course Competencies
  1. Analyze state and federal materials that address criminal law and procedure issues.
  2. Determine if a search and arrest is in accordance with the Fourth Amendment.
  3. Analyze the rules provided by Miranda.
  4. Draft a Criminal Complaint.
  5. Determine possible factual and/or statutory defenses available to a defendant.
  6. Draft various motions used in a criminal case. (DELETE)
  7. Analyze a criminal complaint and corresponding jury instructions to determine the required elements.
  8. Create demonstrative evidence. (DELETE)
  9. Create a trial notebook. (DELETE)
  10. Conduct a client interview. (DELETE)
  11. Contrast the roles of the prosecution and the defense in a criminal action.