A criminal attorney has a tough job that requires a lot of knowledge and an ability to speak up. This video takes a look at what a criminal law attorney does.
It’s not enough for a criminal law attorney to know the letter of the law, but that’s a good start. The attorney needs to be able to synthesize complex information and build a persuasive argument for what the law means in the case-by-case circumstances.
There are difficult aspects to a criminal lawyer’s job. They may struggle with a lack of time and other resources to build a solid case. Additionally, the human costs of losing criminal cases can be very demoralizing.
Criminal lawyers won’t always be dealing with the case. There is a lot of work to be done around the case. Examples of this include administrative tasks like photocopying and research. After all of this, the lawyer needs to be able to interact with people on a personal level to get the job done.
You need experience if you want to get into criminal law. Without the experience, you won’t have the practical knowledge to succeed. You can also do mock trials while you’re in school to build up your skills and resume.
To learn more about what it takes to become a criminal lawyer, click on the video above.