Definition - What does Criminal Lawyer mean?
A criminal lawyer is an attorney that specializes in criminal law. They represent clients who are accused of committing a crime. A criminal lawyer is trained in how to represent clients facing jail time for crimes such as rape, robbery, and murder. The attorney also plays a role in jury selection. In cases where a jury is used, the lawyer helps to pick specific people from a larger pool that they hope will be swayed by their argument.
Justipedia explains Criminal Lawyer
Many attorneys have a specialty. The general areas of law include criminal law, family law, bankruptcy law, and civil law. An experienced lawyer of a particular specialty is sought after by defendants who need representing in that certain area. Criminal lawyers represent people who face the possibility of incarceration. They generally work to either reduce or eliminate their client's potential conviction.