Criminal Defendant Lawyer

Brooke Becker's Career Goal

What is a Criminal Defendant lawyer?

Criminal Defense Lawyer is someone who represents a person or organization that has been accused of criminal misconduct. Their job is to find evidence and produce a case to find their client "not guilty." They travel to prisons, jobs, hospitals, and houses.

About me

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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