This book covers all stages and aspects of criminal procedure - from arrest through appeal - with cites to leading state and federal cases, statutes and rules. It covers the laws governing all of the major steps in the criminal justice process, starting with investigation and ending with post-appeal collateral attacks. The text covers the major themes underlying the governing legal standards and those basic issues that the case law and literature suggest to be the most pressing. In general, descriptions of lower court rulings and statutory provisions are not followed by illustrative citations, although a specific case or statute noted in the text often will be cited. However, reference to the leading Supreme Court opinions are treated at greater length. This book will provide a comprehensive understanding of the field, enhance law student performance on exams, and also provide a useful guide for attorneys practicing in this area.