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What skills do criminal defense lawyer need to know?
December 10, 2009 6:26PM
I think that you are gonna need to know how to argue and tell a little lie in between the argument if they don't got that proof of that certain question or wat ever it is qand that you really gotta stand up and be ready
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How many hours would a criminal defense lawyer spend on the job?
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What is the schedule of a criminal lawyer?
That would depend on how active the lawyer is, how many cases he or she has on their docket (list of cases in which they have been hired to handle or appointed by the court to handle) and if the lawyer actually takes his or her cases to trial by jury or by the court. An active criminal defense trial attorney, is working about 10-12 hours a day, 6-7 days a week when in trial and a little less in between trials. I don't know much about the schedule of a criminal defense lawyer that only works out plea bargain agreements, and never tries a case. That person is not what I would consider a criminal defense lawyer.
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What is the role of a defence lawyer?
ROLE AND RESPONSIBILITY OF DEFENCE LAWYER A criminal defense lawyer works with the defendant to develop the best way to minimize the consequences of any unlawful activity the client may have been involved in. If the client is innocent, it is the job of the criminal defense lawyer to prove that. . A criminal defense lawyer may also help to customize a sentence for the defendant that will help to keep them out of future trouble -- most often the case in juvenile or family court cases. A good criminal defense lawyer knows the ins and outs of the local court circuit. He or she should know which tactics work for which judges when trying to reduce sentences or even get the case thrown out. A defense lawyer also knows who has the power to settle cases outside of the courtroom. Defense attorneys know how to find little-known laws that can help their client, and are able to use any lawful means necessary to prove their client innocent, or at least less guilty of the crimes the client is being charged with. A criminal lawyer is one who is expertise in handling different types of case and law related to crime. The ultimate task of this law person is to offer its services to the people who are been charged under the crime act and sue the accused for such crime. On the other hand, the basic idea of using the services of qualified law person is to get a lawyer for ourselves whose work is to fight for us and to achieve success in the courtroom. As it is a known fact that there are many sections included in the criminal law there are various categories too which are involved in criminal lawyers. The selection of law person is based upon the category of the crime and the issue under which the person has been charged for committing the crime. Those individuals who are charged for committing crime such has abduction, murder, hit and run, sex violence, theft, rape, and domestic violence and other such type of crime will be looking for the person who is experienced in dealing such cases in court.
Be Selective When Selecting a Criminal Defense Lawyer?
In sports, they say that a good defense is the best offense. The same goes when you have to go to trial because your life is on the line and the only way to prevent yourself from going to jail is by selecting a criminal defense lawyer who will be able to represent you when the evidence is presented. Criminal defense lawyers are a special breed of individuals because they specialize in criminal law. Hard as it is to believe some of defense attorneys represent individuals who are guilty and will do everything in their power to make sure their client does not go to jail - everyone deserves proper legal representation. But how do you select a criminal defense lawyer? For that, you have to find someone who specializes in this field. If you don’t know any, ask your friends or family for help. And of course, there is always the Internet - the highway of information. When you meet with the attorney for the first time, remember it is not a social call, it is business. You should ask them straight out how long has he or she practiced criminal law, the number of cases that went to trial and how many times have they won. Do a background check on the criminal defense lawyer. Find out if they belong to any legal organizations like the County or State Bar Associations. If this person is a member of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, then chances are you are already in good hands. But since this is not enough, find out if they will have the time to work on your case because you could lose it if they are not able to provide a good defense. You should also find out how much they charge for their legal fees and if they will be the one who will personally handle your case. If they are asking you for a large sum of money up front, leave the office and find someone else right away. If you find the rate reasonable and feel comfortable talking to this person, then by all means hire the individual to be your criminal defense attorney. You are entitled to ask and have your questions answered. This person should be able to explain to you how things will go and what they will do. Be certain to discuss your case and then follow the instructions you are given. The ideal criminal defense lawyer is the public defender because this is what they do day in and day out. Although they usually get a bad rap - because they are generally overworked and underpaid, they are very experienced when it comes to going to court which is why they are often used as consultants by private attorneys. Some have even left and established their own firms specializing in criminal law. Will this guarantee that you will win your day in court? Of course not. Nobody can guarantee the outcome of a trial, not even if you can afford to hire a very expense attorney. The outcome, generally boils down to how well the defense attorney will be able to cast doubt on the evidence used by the prosecution, because you will only get a guilty verdict if the prosecution can prove beyond reasonable doubt that you are indeed responsible for the crime. Selecting a criminal defense lawyer is crucial, because not being able to get a good defense will likely get you a guilty verdict. You can avoid that from happening, because you should be given time to look for a defense attorney before you are arraigned and are asked how do you plead in front of the judge. [photo=http://s3.amazonaws.com/tp-article-images/d0649e1ed329eba9e3ed0e434f7e343c.jpg][video=]
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If i am accused of a criminal offense i have the right to know all my charges against me?
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What is criminal lawyer?
A Criminal Lawyer is a person who specializes in developing a defence for individuals and companies charged with criminal conduct. They work closely with their clients to analyse the case thoroughly, in an effort to offer creatively crafted legal solutions for the case. To know more about criminal offenses and experienced criminal attorneys visit "culshawmillercriminallawyers.com.au"
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Ted Bundy defense legal?
The insanity defense is used by criminal defendants. The most common variation is cognitive insanity. Under the test for cognitive insanity, a defendant must have been so impaired by a mental disease or defect at the time of the act that he or she did not know the nature or quality of the act, or, if the defendant did know the nature or quality of the act, he or she did not know that the act was wrong. The vast majority of states allow criminal defendants to invoke the cognitive insanity defense. In Bundy's case, the defense didn't do much. He took the death penalty.
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Can lawyers lie?
Yes, and no. Lawyers must provide the defendant with a careful, well prepared defense, arguing without passion or prejudice. A client can tell his lawyer anything in confidence. A client can tell his lawyer that he killed a person and the lawyer cannot disclose this information. I know this seems awful, but we lawyers must defend everybody. There is one exception though. If a client tells his lawyer that he is planning another crime, the lawyer MUST tell the police to prevent a further criminal act. Lawyers also cannot lie under oath.
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Who can you go to when your lawyer turns against you and is supposed to represent you in a criminal case coming up.especially when you know hes innocent?
My brother robbed a liquor store. Does anyone know how to find a good criminal lawyer in Los Angeles?
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I just was appointed this lawyer in a criminal case, April 1st,09. Just wondered what his results were in defense cases. I have a possesion charge from back mid march and i just want to know what my options are or if i must enter in to drug court?
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Can you get bailed out with immigration detainer?
The answer is YES. As a former criminal prosecutor and now a criminal and immigration defense lawyer, I can assure you that I have clients that are released from immigration detainers from all over the country all the time. If you want to bail someone out that is in jail on state or federal charges and has an immigration hold or detainer, you should work with a lawyer that knows both immigration and criminal defense. See my website criminalandimmigrationdefense.com. The jails will regularly tell you that you cannot pay the bail or bond on the criminal case but they are dead wrong. Certainly you can pay the criminal bail set by the judge and almost always you should when given the choice but they will fight you on it. The inmate will not get out right away but will taken to immigration custody where a deportation lawyer can request an immediate bond hearing and in most cases be granted one, depending on the severity of the crime and the person's past criminal record. Be wary of many lawyers both criminal and immigration lawyers that tell you that it cannot be done. They simply do not know both areas of the law. This is a very specialized field of law. My law firm has been doing it for 16 years. There are issues regarding whether the person will be given credit for the criminal case for the time that they are in immigration custody and that is why you should consult with a lawyer familiar with both criminal and immigration law before you do anything else. Good luck and keep fighting for his or her freedom! Michael Musa-Obregon, Esq. you can get out on bail for your criminal case but you stay in jail til ice picks you up. Then you have to post immigration bail. if that works then you get out but you can still be deported.
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How long does a civil charge stay on your record in the state of NJ and how can it be removed from your record?
yes it can be removed depending on your case your lawyer should tell you this if you have people you know who are willing to write a letter stating the type of person you are. i know that helps also there are things a lawyer can do in your defense but i know it might cost. how long it takes to come off your record i believe its 3yrs
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Will a warrant show up on your criminal record?
What education is required for divorce lawyers?
To be a lawyer in the USA, a person must obtain a Juris Doctorate degree and then pass a test called a "bar exam". The bar exam is a 2-3 day test, depending on the state in which it is given. Lawyers in the USA are not supposed to "specialize," but we/they all do tend to focus in one particular area of the law. A "divorce lawyer" (family law), for example, may not know much (if anything) about criminal defense work, and vice versa. However, regardless of the type of law that is practiced by a lawyer, we all have to obtain a Juris Doctorate and pass a bar exam. Once a lawyer begins practicing law, s/he is required to obtain a certain number of hours of "Continuing Legal Education" (CLE) each year in order to keep his/her license in good standing. Those CLE courses are usually on topics of interest to the lawyer. So, a family lawyer will attend courses about family law, and a criminal lawyer will attend classes about criminal law, and so on. In that way, s/he learns more about the area of law of interest to him/her, above and beyond what s/he learned in law school.
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What are good qualifications for a lawyer?
A law degree, state licensure, and specific experience in the type of law about which you need advice, such as criminal, immigration, family, commercial, etc. A law degree, state licensure, and specific experience in the type of law about which you need advice, such as criminal, immigration, family, commercial, etc. Often the best way to find a lawyer is to ask people you know who have had a similar problem.
Advantages of Criminal Lawyers?
There are many circumstances that people find their selves involved amongst in which they find the need to hire a criminal lawyer. Criminal offenses often lead to consequences that can last a lifetime, so it is always wise to be represented by an experienced criminal lawyer when being charged with this type of offense(s). The legal system is not something to be taken lightly, as the system especially does not take lightly those offenders who are unrepresented. A good criminal lawyer can effectively handle a criminal case, and they are able to do so because they have expertise in criminal law fields. With a small amount of research an offender can locate an experienced criminal lawyer in their area. Hiring a criminal lawyer brings an offender peace of mind because they can rest assured their case is being handled in an accurate and civilized manner. Being charged and convicted with a criminal offense can ruin a person's name for a lifetime, so it only makes sense to hire an attorney who can help clear one's name. Trying to handle and settle a criminal offense case without representation is meaningless; this is mostly because criminal law is so expansive, and there is a great need for deep knowledge in criminal law in order for a case to be settled in an efficient and winning manner. Although hiring a criminal lawyer often cost an offender what seems like a large amount of money, choosing to be unrepresented usually only costs the offender more. Criminal lawyers understand exactly what has to be done to help an offender win and settle their case; this means they can help an offender avoid spending wasted money on unneeded court issues. For peace of mind and to help save an offender money, always hire an experienced criminal lawyer. Not only does hiring a criminal attorney save an offender money but also time. Criminal attorneys know how to settle and win cases in time efficient manners. They can bring to court dates exactly what is needed in order for the case to be settled in as little time as possible. They help offenders focus on important court issues, and these issues are the ones that settle the case and help clear the offender's name.