criminal lawyer

noun

Definition of criminal lawyer 

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

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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, Bloomberg.com, "Your Evening Briefing," 23 Jan. 2018 Captain Medina went on trial in September 1971, defended by prominent criminal lawyer F. Lee Bailey, as well as a military lawyer. Richard Goldstein, BostonGlobe.com, "Ernest Medina, 81, Army captain acquitted in My Lai Massacre," 14 May 2018 The sentence was a strong one given the charges, said Yan Yiming, a criminal lawyer in Shanghai. New York Times, "With Jail Sentences and Corporate Flameouts, China Is Tackling Its Debt," 10 May 2018 After a month-long pretrial hearing in which Pell was defended by one of Australia’s top criminal lawyers, the magistrate, Belinda Wallington, dismissed some of the more serious assault charges made against Pell by the Victoria state police force. A. Odysseus Patrick, Washington Post, "Cardinal George Pell will face trial on sex-offense charges," 1 May 2018

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criminal lawyer

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: a lawyer who specializes in criminal law

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