The Role of the LItigation Attorney
Draft a variety of pleadings
Wrap up discovery and then prepare for trial
Most lawsuits are filled in civil court
Most cases never reach trial
They may appeal the case if they don't like the outcome of the trial
Types of Crimes
Sex, Theft, Drug, Embezzlement, Domestic, Violent, Gun, Murder
White Collar Crimes
Embezzlement, Mail Fraud, Bank Fraud, Inside Trading, Tax Return Fraud etc.
Federal Crimes and State Offenses
Tax Fraud, Child Pornography, Bomb Offenses, Currency Smuggling, Batter, Burglary, Child Abuse, Stalking
US is governed by state laws found in the state criminal codes and federal laws found in the federal penal code.
When a person commits a crime, they violate both federal and state law
Generally a Felony or a Misdemeanor