O'Connor's Federal Criminal Rules & Codes Plus 2015

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O’Connor’s Federal Criminal Rules & Codes 2015 is the only codebook with annotated Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure and Federal Rules of Evidence. The book also includes other federal rules, Title 18 U.S.C., and selections from many other U.S.C. titles that provide for offenses or relate to criminal procedure.


The annotations are selected by practicing criminal defense lawyers. Authors Edward Mallett and Jeffrey S. Weiner are both past presidents of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. Alexander Bunin is a long-time Federal Public Defender currently based in Albany, New York. Sean Buckley’s practice ranges from single-count misdemeanors to complex white-collar litigation. Their collective experience and knowledge ensure that the annotations are relevant and helpful. The annotations are verbatim quotes from precedential and significant opinions and are arranged categorically after the appropriate rule. The annotations help you interpret the rule, identify any test associated with it, and find relevant case law from the various circuits. This book is perfect for the courtroom or the office, providing quick and accurate answers to procedural questions from clients, judges, or opposing counsel. When your question is more complex, the annotations are an excellent starting point for your legal research.

Summary of Contents

Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure—plus annotations & Advisory Committee Notes

Federal Rules of Evidence—plus annotations & Advisory Committee Notes

Federal Rules of Appellate Procedure—plus Advisory Committee Notes

Rules Governing §2254 motions (state court habeas corpus)—plus Advisory Committee Notes

Rules Governing §2255 motions (federal court habeas corpus)—plus Advisory Committee Notes

Alien Terrorist Removal Court Rules

Supreme Court Rules

Title 18 U.S.C. (entire title)

Selections from:

  • Title 8 U.S.C. (immigration)
  • Title 15 U.S.C. (credit card fraud)
  • Title 21 U.S.C. (controlled substances)
  • Title 26 U.S.C. (firearms and forfeitures)
  • Title 28 U.S.C. (procedure)
  • Title 31 U.S.C. (money laundering and Internet gambling)
  • Title 41 U.S.C. (kickbacks)
  • Title 46 U.S.C. (maritime drug offenses)
  • Title 49 U.S.C. (crimes related to transportation)
  • United States Sentencing Guidelines (selected)


  • Crimes that provide for criminal forfeiture
  • FRCrP 41(h)—Motions to suppress & exclusionary rule
  • FRE 609—Crimes that are used for impeachment
  • Federal controlled substances

Amendments to the Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure:

  • Rule 12—Deadlines and the consequences of missing them

Amendments to the Federal Rules of Evidence:

  • Rule 801—Admissibility of prior consistent statements

New case annotations:

  • Jury selection
  • Lay versus expert testimony
  • Plea agreements
  • Privileges
  • Search warrants
  • Witness competency and impeachment


  • Statutes are current through P.L. 113-250
  • Annotations are current through December 3, 2014