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What Does a Criminal Lawyer do?

When faced with criminal charges, it may be instinctive to immediately contact a criminal lawyer. For some people, however, this simple step may not be an obvious one, and may be ill-informed where the services of a criminal lawyer is concerned.

So what do criminal layers do? They defend any person, organisation or body charged or accused with a criminal offense. Criminal lawyers are specialists, with their expertise focussed on criminal law. When accused of any crime, a criminal lawyer is hired or tasked by the government to plead your case. There are varying spectrums of criminal law.

Such includes the following:
Crimes with an element of violence, which include murder, robbery, assault and rape.
Crimes of dishonesty, which include theft, fraud, forgery, and robbery.
Crimes of a sexual nature, which include rape, statutory rape, and indecent assault.
Traffic offences, which include speeding, drunken driving, and parking violations.

A criminal lawyer assists with all scenarios related to being accused of a crime. Be knowledgeable about your rights when accused and find out how a criminal lawyer can assist you. It can mean the difference between a jail sentences and dropped or reduced charges. It is their job to defend the accused.

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