criminal attorney


criminal attorney
A popular term for an attorney who specializes in representing people charged with crimes, at the trial or appellate level. Many lawyers handle criminal defense and also have other clients. In some states, the licensing agency that regulates the practice of law certifies lawyers as "criminal law specialists" based on experience and extra training in that field.
Category: Criminal Law
Category: Small Claims Court & Lawsuits

Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. . 2009.

criminal attorney
n.
   a popular term for an attorney who specializes in defending people charged with crimes. Many lawyers handle criminal defense but also have other clientele. However, some states will certify a lawyer as a "criminal law specialist" based on experience and extra training in that field.
   See also: crime, felon, misdemeanor

Law dictionary. . 2013.

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