Criminal Law

Alyssa Grotegut

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

Criminal Law

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