Write an essay in which you describe the procedural steps in a criminal trial.

From instructor feedback, revise your first draft of the Criminal Trial Essay Outline and Annotated Bibliography.

Write an essay in which you describe the procedural steps in a criminal trial. Address the following:

How does one determine whether or not they have standing to appear in criminal court? Once standing is confirmed, how does the court administer pre-trial management procedures such as notice, right to counsel, and whether to terminate the proceedings? Why are these procedures required for the administration of Justice? (comp. 4.1)
Explain what happens during each step of a trial, including the purpose each step serves. These steps should include, at a minimum, the following: opening statements, direct examination, cross-examination, jury instructions, jury deliberations, rendering a verdict, and sentencing.
Analyze and discuss what possible appellate procedures are in place for a criminal defendant. Explain when an appeal may be a viable option, and when it may not.
Use the GCU Library to locate four to six relevant, scholarly sources in support of your content.

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This assignment assesses programmatic competency 4.1: Evaluate the legal requirements for case management procedures.