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 Better Call Saul, a prequel to Breaking Bad, has followed Odenkirk’s Jimmy McGill on his journey from small-time attorney to the powerful criminal lawyer known as Saul Goodman, who goes on to represent Bryan Cranston’s Walter White. Kirsten Chuba, The Hollywood Reporter, 10 Apr. 2022 One of Broadway's longest-running shows, the musical focuses on the story of 1920s housewife and dancer Roxie Hart who murders her lover and attempts to avoid going to jail by hiring a slick criminal lawyer. Andrea Towers,, 7 Mar. 2022 Bowman is charged with a felony account of resisting arrest with force or violence and a misdemeanor for simple battery on a police officer, his criminal lawyer, Keith Whiddon, said. NBC News, 25 Aug. 2021 Soon after, Foppoli hired a criminal lawyer, Vaghti of Santa Rosa. Alexandria Bordas, Cynthia Dizikes, San Francisco Chronicle, 16 May 2021 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, 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,, 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, 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, 27 June 2019 See More

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First Known Use of criminal lawyer

1753, in the meaning defined above

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15 Apr 2022

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“Criminal lawyer.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 May. 2022.

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