Criminal law, also known as penal law, is the law body that deals with criminality and punishment. A crime is an act or omission to do something that violates an act that is prohibited by law or mandating it.
Criminal law regulates the behavior and conduct of individuals and prohibits any act that is dangerous or harmful to others or harms the safety, health, or moral wellbeing of individuals and the property.
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Criminal law is the process of bringing charges against the government of an individual for an action that is classified as an offense. Criminal law entails the penalization of those who violate the law through imprisonment and fines, as well as forfeiture of property, and so on.
A criminal lawyer also referred to as a criminal defense lawyer is an attorney who specializes in the defense of people and businesses accused of criminal activities.
They are usually employed in private practice or as part of an organization. Some work for non-profit organizations or authorities as government defense attorneys. Public defenders are advocates appointed by the court for the defendants who can't afford the cost of an attorney.
Criminal lawyers can handle a broad array of criminal cases including domestic violence crimes, criminals who commit violent acts, drug crimes as well as embezzlement, theft fraud, and many other types of crimes. Criminal lawyers act as an advisor and advocate on behalf of their clientele. Criminal lawyers represent suspects or defendants who are facing criminal charges in trial courts, as well as in appellate courts.
The responsibilities of a lawyer's job include bail hearings, trials hearings, revocation hearings (parole or probation) appeals, post-conviction remedies. The practice also involves plea bargaining for the defendant. The role of a criminal lawyer is to study the case thoroughly and examine case law, statutes, and procedural laws.