Criminal Defendant Lawyer
Brooke Becker's Career Goal
The dangerous part
Being a lawyer can be dangerous, because it requires you to travel to different prisons and encounter the men or women locked inside.
Criminal Defense Attorneys need a lot of evidence to prove their client not guilty. You must have sufficient and more convincible evidence than the Plaintiff (person you are going against).
The jury has ruled, you are not guilty.
The best part of the job would be hearing the words "not-guilty," and seeing the families and relatives tears of joy and relief.
The dangerous part
One of my interests include, suspense or thriller. Going to a job every day that is action-packed and interesting is my dream job. One lawyer I know who is very successful is my uncle. He lives in Elmhurst and his house is so nice. I hope to live in a house with a big family one day like he does. I think I would be an excellent fit for this job, because if I were to believe in something I would not give up. I would argue with the Jury until my client is found not-guilty. When I was younger I would love to go on scavenger hunts and find things. Like a lawyer they have to find a bunch of evidence in order to prove a point. When I am older I hope to become a lawyer who defends criminals, because I won’t give up on my clients and would get paid very well.
Requiremnts,Education, income, and on the job
Duties: "A criminal defense lawyer researches, prepares and argues a case on the behalf of a client in order to defend them from the criminal charges" (Criminal Defense Lawyer).
They travel to several different places including prisons, hospitals, homes, and offices.
Education: Here in high school I will be taking forensics, Spanish, and Law and Government. After graduating four years of college, you take the Law School Admission test to get into a Law school. Then, three years of education are completed in a criminal defense law education specialization that results in the J.D. degree. Finally, you must pass the state bar exam to become a lawyer.
Income: The average salary is $78,500,. However, it can range from $45,000 to $130,000.
Additional info: Like all jobs, being a lawyer comes with several disadvantages. Including: "1. High Stress, 2. Long Hours, 3. Job Dissatisfaction, 4. Soaring Law School Debt, 5. Competitive Job Market, 6. Client Pressures, 7. Changing Legal Paradigms, 8. Technology, 9. Legal Process Outsourcing, 10. Poor Public Image"(Kane).
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