Criminal Defense Lawyer

criminal lawyer defense job is to teach, negotiate and litigate. Your lawyer will begin by explaining your legal arguments in a way you can understand. If you have been charged with a crime you need to understand the elements of the crime. You also need to know what evidence the prosecution has to support those elements.

Next your lawyer needs to be a great negotiator. Sometimes the prosecutor will offer a less serious charge when their is weak evidence. In some cases if the defendant has no criminal background the prosecutor may offer a lesser charge. A good criminal defense lawyer will negotiate on all elements until a case is resolved.

And last year your criminal defense lawyer needs needs to be a good litigator. During a jury trial, litigator skills are a must. There are many questions a defense lawyer has to ask a judge during the trial. Example: The lawyer has to ask the judge if something can be used for evidence. This process is called a Motion Hearing. This can be very critical to your case. Sometimes probable cause motion can get a case dismissed.

Criminal Defense Lawyers can specialize in:

DUI / DWI
Assault
Disorderly Conduct
Kidnapping
Domestic Violence
Bench Warrants
Arrest Warrants
Murder
Parole Violations
Hit and Run
Summonses
Bail Hearings
Administrative Hearings

Attorneys can also specialize in white collar criminal defense:

Attorneys provide representation for corporate clients against regulatory boards such as the SEC or Corporate crimes
Price-fixing
Racketeering
Bribery