Criminal Litigation

 

WHAT LAWYERS WHO PRACTICE IN THIS FIELD DO

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Lawyers who practice in the area of criminal litigation are either defense attorneys or prosecuting attorneys.

  • Defense attorneys represent clients or organizations accused of criminal misconduct. Defense attorneys employed by a government to represent indigent defendants are public defenders.

 

  • Prosecuting attorneys represent local, state, or federal governments to prosecute cases against defendants.

  • Defense or prosecuting attorneys may handle a variety of types of criminal cases, or they may concentrate on particular types of cases, such as death-penalty cases, white-collar crime, or organized crime.
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BAR EXAMINATION FACTOR

Criminal Law, Criminal Procedure, and Evidence are tested with both essay and multiple choice questions in nearly all jurisdictions.


 

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