With the ongoing prominence of TV shows like “Law and Order” and “CSI,” it’s often hard to parse what’s fact and what’s fiction when it comes to professions in criminal justice and law enforcement. What follows is a short guide on the real life job of a criminal defense lawyer, detailing their job responsibilities and day-to-day activities.
As most people know, the job of a criminal defense lawyer is to defend those charged with a crime. From the moment of arrest until and even after the end of the trial, a criminal defense lawyer is supposed to serve their client to the best of their ability, providing legal representation and counsel.
The price of a criminal attorney can vary greatly, and this figure is often determined by the quality of work put into the case, with some exceptions. That’s not to say that court-appointed or low cost criminal attorneys are no good; only that they almost certainly won’t have the same resources available as a more expensive attorney