Saturday, April 13, 2019

What is a Criminal Defense Attorney?

We all have that one family member that is always getting into trouble.  What I mean by this is they are either drunk and disorderly, resisting arrest, robbing a bank or worse.  If for some reason you can not think of anyone in your family who would need a criminal defense attorney I am guessing it is because more than likely it is you.


For whatever life may throw at you this can be a very alarming time and you may need to stop and really think about what needs to be done on order to help or be helped out of the sticky situation.  I found this explanation on  Attorneys.com  which clearly states it is the job of criminal defense attorneys for example ( Mike G Law)  to represent those charged with crimes in court. Crimes can range in severity from a misdemeanor to a felony. Punishment can range from a minor fine or community service to years in prison or even death.
Now I am going to refer you to wikihow  where I found these great idea to help you select the right criminal attorney especially because I an not an expert and I am giving you details referenced directly from wikihow.  Never be afraid to stand up for yourself or to help a loved one.
Figure out if you need a defense attorney. If you are facing a criminal charge, no matter how minor, you should seek legal advice.


Research the role of a defense attorney. Criminal defense attorneys are the attorneys that represent people charged with criminal conduct or have had a lawsuit filed against them. Most attorneys specialize in either criminal or civil law. Civil cases are typically brought by an individual or company, while criminal charges are brought by local, state, or federal government.


Decide what type of defense attorney you need. You will need to determine if you need a state or federal attorney. If you have broken a state law, hire an attorney that specializes in state law. State law cases include traffic violations, broken contracts, robberies, and family disputes, among others.


Research the role of a defense attorney. Criminal defense attorneys are the attorneys that represent people charged with criminal conduct or have had a lawsuit filed against them. Most attorneys specialize in either criminal or civil law. Civil cases are typically brought by an individual or company, while criminal charges are brought by local, state, or federal government. Talk to the public defender. It is useful to understand the difference between a defense attorney and a public defender. Public defenders are generally reserved for people who cannot afford private attorneys.


Look for a specialized criminal defense attorney. You can search for a lawyer who concentrates his practice in the specific area of defense that you need. Many criminal defense attorneys not only handle routine criminal defense cases but some concentrate in a particular area of defense.  If you want to learn more from the wikihow article please refer to as that is where this great information is found and there is a lot more helpfulness on that site.

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