criminal lawyer


Definition of criminal lawyer

: a lawyer who specializes in criminal law especially : a lawyer who represents defendants in criminal cases

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Recent Examples on the Web But attorney Linda Bernard — a civil and criminal lawyer who has argued cases in the U.S. Supreme Court and is a member of the Detroit Board of Police Commissioners — disagreed. Omar Abdel-baqui, Detroit Free Press, "Chelsea police chief won't drop charges against protesters, legal battle continues," 19 Feb. 2021 Chris Cox, who is currently executive assistant Jefferson Parish district attorney, and Pat Rooney, a civil and criminal lawyer, are running for the Div. Chad Calder,, "Shayna Beevers Morvant automatically elected to state district court in Jefferson Parish," 12 Aug. 2020 Turndorf is one of a handful of criminal lawyers who have defended a client charged under the seldom used law. Washington Post, "Snoozing crew raises specter of criminal charge in boat fire," 13 Sep. 2019 But the legacy of the criminal lawyer and neo-Confederate politician from South Carolina hangs over the 2020 election. The Washington Post, The Mercury News, "Who’s behind the law making undocumented immigrants criminals? An ‘unrepentant white supremacist.’," 27 June 2019 Wayne Burg, a 49-year-old Australian criminal lawyer, went to see the trial with his 21-year-old daughter, Lydia, during their December vacation in New York. Claudia Torrens, The Seattle Times, "El Chapo trial becomes New York’s latest tourist attraction," 18 Dec. 2018 Attempts to get comment from Mr. Milano through his criminal lawyer were not successful. Jim Rendon, New York Times, "When a Co-op Board Misbehaves," 26 Jan. 2018 Captain Medina went on trial in September 1971, defended by the prominent criminal lawyer F. Lee Bailey, as well as a military lawyer. Richard Goldstein, New York Times, "Ernest Medina, Army Captain Acquitted in My Lai Massacre, Dies at 81," 13 May 2018 Benjamin Brafman, a former Manhattan prosecutor, is Mr. Weinstein’s current criminal lawyer. New York Times, "The Case Against Harvey Weinstein, Explained," 25 May 2018

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First Known Use of criminal lawyer

1753, in the meaning defined above

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26 Feb 2021

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“Criminal lawyer.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 8 Mar. 2021.

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: a lawyer who specializes in criminal law

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