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Can a lawyer practice in more than one field of law?

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01/19/2007

Yes. Many attorneys have what is referred to as a general practice, which involves civil and criminal matters. However, a public prosecutor only initiates criminal action and brings to trial those persons who are charged with a crime. The term private prosecutor refers to anyone who begins the justice process against a person he or she believes has committed a crime by swearing to a criminal complaint/accusation against the named person.