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Don Samuel's Books & Publications

Publications Don Samuel's Books and Law Review Articles are Relied on by Judges, Prosecutors and Lawyers Throughout the Country.

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    Georgia Criminal Law Case Finder

    Smart Georgia attorneys know that for fast access to criminal case law, you can’t beat Georgia Criminal Law Case Finder. This indispensable resource can save you hours of tedious searches through massive case reporters and digests. Offering more than 7,000 annotations the Georgia Criminal Law Case Finder lets you find instantly the authorities you can use to support your case. Whether your interest is procedural or substantive, Georgia Criminal Law Case Finder gets you straight to the case summary you need – without having to wade through a long and confusing index. Written by Don Samuel, the former President of the Georgia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Georgia Criminal Law Case Finder arranges case summaries in chronological order under topical headings for ready reference.And unique to such references, Georgia Criminal Law Case Finder separates many of the cases into those favorable to the defense and those favorable to the prosecution. Thus, in dozens of topics involving searches of cars, or the admissibility of similar transaction evidence, or the sufficiency of the evidence, or the legality of an arrest, the Case Finder divides cases into pro-prosecution and pro-defense cases. For example, virtually every case in Georgia in which a search was found to be illegal is readily identified. Similarly, every case in which an appellate court held that similar transaction evidence was improperly admitted, is listed. This same “taxonomy” applies to dozens of topics that are frequently litigated.

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    The Fourth Amendment

    In this treatise, Don Samuel has canvassed virtually all the United States Supreme Court, Eleventh Circuit, and Georgia appellate court decisions that address Fourth Amendment issues, including search warrants, warrantless searches, car stops and searches, wiretaps, computer searches, arrests, Terry stops, and the exclusionary rule. This one-volume book covers every issue, substantive and procedural in the area of searches and seizures from a lawyer-in-the-courtroom perspective.

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    Eleventh Circuit Criminal Handbook

    This comprehensive handbook by Don Samuel is an encyclopedic compendium of every topic in the Eleventh Circuit’s criminal law jurisprudence. Covering hundreds of criminal issues, the Eleventh Circuit Criminal Handbook gives criminal attorneys, prosecutors, defense attorneys, and judges clear, practical analysis tailored to the needs of a busy criminal law practitioner. The Handbook is updated annually and includes:

    • U.S. Supreme Court decisions in the area of criminal law for the past twenty years through the 2011 term;
    • Search & Seizure law;
    • Scores of recent Eleventh Circuit decisions on Sentencing Guidelines and developing sentencing jurisprudence;
    • Evidence Issues, including a lengthy discussion of the recent Supreme Court’s
    • Confrontation Clause cases;
    • The law governing guilty pleas;
    • Recent cases on mail fraud, health care fraud, mortgage fraud, money laundering and drug offense prosecutions.
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    Georgia Criminal Evidence

    This practice guide provides both analysis and guidance that is key to successfully managing your evidence practice for criminal cases.

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    Georgia Criminal Form Book

    This volume, published by Lexis Law Publishing, contains over 150 forms tailored for a criminal defense practice. Unlike the typical Form Book that provides only skeletal guidance in preparing forms or motions in a criminal case, the forms included in this volume are detailed and include practice tips that highlight the strategic considerations in filing certain motions, deadlines and service requirements. The forms themselves include all relevant case law that supports the relief requested in the motion. Don co-authored this volume with Brian Steel.

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    Federal Favorable and Noteworthy Decisions

    This 1,500 page treatise, Don has accumulated over 6,000 cases from all twelve federal courts of appeals and the United States Supreme Court that are favorable to the defense. Virtually every topic of criminal law is covered, including scores of substantive offenses (including lengthy sections on drug cases, bank fraud, money laundering, mail fraud, health care fraud); search and seizure law (over 250 pages of favorable cases in the topic of the Fourth Amendment); confessions; evidence issues; ineffective assistance of counsel; motions; pretrial procedure; guilty pleas and every other topic of criminal law.

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    Federal Criminal Trials

    Federal Criminal Trials is the definitive treatise on federal criminal procedure, trial rules and proceedings, and constitutional protections, including an in-depth look and analysis of both the Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure and Federal Rules of Evidence as well as post-trial proceedings and appeals. This is the only treatise which covers in a single volume criminal issues relating to constitutional protections, the Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure and Federal Rules of Evidence. This treatise is also a valuable asset to state practice, particularly in those states which have adopted both the Federal Rules of Criminal Practice and Evidence.

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