Criminal Law
CEB can help you navigate the multi-faceted world of criminal practice, where the stakes are high and the process is complex. Whether you are an experienced prosecutor or defense attorney with a high level of professional expertise, or a criminal practice novice looking for the best legal strategy for your particular case, the tools are all here to answer your questions and guide you to an ethical and vigorous representation of both rights and justice. You can count on the proven track record of CEB’s irreplaceable “crim law bible” and its companion resources.

With CEB’s Criminal Law research tools, you can: 

Practice Guides

Rely on CEB’s expert community of contributing judges and lawyers to frame and organize the legal issues for you before you dive into case law research or start drafting. The most trusted and comprehensive California-specific practice guides available. 

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Select Forms

Jump-start your drafting with select forms, available as part of many CEB practice guides. 

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Primary Law

Leverage our best-in-class legal search to find the most relevant content, fast. Narrow your results with advanced filters, including court, cause of action, procedural posture, and disposition. Coverage includes California Court of Appeals and Supreme Court, Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, and U.S. Supreme Court case law, as well as the California Codes and California Constitution.  

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Is that case still good? Find out at a glance. Color-coded treatment flags let you know immediately whether a case has negative history and which subsequent decision is responsible for the most critical treatment.  

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Included Titles

All practice guides are fully integrated with CEB’s Primary Law with TrueCite, so you don’t have to switch to a different platform to ensure the cases you’re citing are still good law.  

Criminal Law

  • Appeals and Writs in Criminal Cases
  • California Criminal Law Forms Manual
  • California Criminal Law Procedure and Practice
  • California Criminal Sentencing Enhancements
  • California Judges Benchbook: Domestic Violence Cases in Criminal Court
  • California Judges Benchbook: Search and Seizure
  • California Juvenile Dependency Practice
  • Defending your Client in a Misdemeanor Case (Including a DUI)
  • Felony Sentencing Handbook
  • Mandatory Criminal Jury Instructions Handbook


  • Effective Introduction of Evidence in California
  • Jefferson’s California Evidence Benchbook
  • Laying a Foundation to Introduce Evidence (Preparing and Using Evidence at Trial)
  • Scientific Evidence and Expert Testimony in California

Litigation Practice & Procedure

  • California Trial Objections
  • Effective Direct and Cross-Examination
  • Persuasive Opening Statements and Closing Arguments

Law Practice Management

  • California Basic Practice Handbook
  • California Client Communications Manual: Sample Letters and Forms
  • Fee Agreement Forms Manual

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