criminal lawyer


Definition of criminal lawyer

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

Examples of criminal lawyer in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web 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 On Thursday, in addition to hiring former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani, the legal team hired Marty Raskin and Jane Raskin -- a husband-and-wife team of criminal lawyers. Adam Shaw, Fox News, "Michael Cohen raid rattles Trump allies: Did feds seize president's communications?," 23 Apr. 2018 There was one person conspicuously absent from the meeting: a criminal lawyer. Samantha Schulz,, "Your Evening Briefing," 23 Jan. 2018

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1753, in the meaning defined above

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“Criminal lawyer.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Feb. 2020.

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: a lawyer who specializes in criminal law

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