Criminal law is among the most complex areas of law. It takes a special type of person to become a criminal defense attorney.
These types of criminal defense attorney must work with clients to prove their innocence of crimes that range from minor to major offenses.
Criminal law is the body of law commonly referred to as penal law. This body of law prosecutes a person or entity by the federal or state government for crimes that are classified as criminal. Criminal justice incorporates the theories of punishment, deterrence, incapacitation, and rehabilitation. By imposing sentences for criminal acts the law seeks to serve justice, peace, and social order.
Criminal law deals with a wide array of crimes. Criminal defense attorneys defend clients who have been charged with crimes that range from minor to major offenses. Such offenses include murder, manslaughter, arson, assault, DUI/DWI, fraud, identity theft, crimes and a host of other crimes.
Criminal defense lawyers, as do all attorneys, must put aside their personal beliefs and opinions of a person in order to properly and fully defend them of criminal charges. This is perhaps one of the most difficult things to do. These attorneys must not pass personal judgment on a client charged with heinous crimes such as murder, rape or even child molestation.
They must also to the best of their ability to defend a client who they may personally believe to be guilty of the crime in which they are charged. Again, they must put aside personal beliefs and opinions and defend a client that has been charged with committing unspeakable acts.