A criminal defense lawyer provides defense for individuals who have been accused of committing crime. These lawyers perform different duties for purposes of ensuring the interests of the clients have been presented before a law court. The initial task of the criminal defense attorney is to arrange meetings with the clients for purposes of discussing the case. In case the client is awaiting trial in jail, the defense attorney will need to visit the client in prison.
The attorney prepares numerous pleadings including responses to complaints, pretrial briefs and discovery. The lawyer has to prepare copies of the documents to the prosecutor and the court. In addition, the attorney plays an important role of negotiating the settlement. In many criminal trials, the lawyer will seek to negotiate the deals for the client in order that they may receive a lighter sentence. The defense attorney may need to consider a plea bargain offer, which provides an incentive for the accused to plead guilty for a lesser charge.
In case the members of the party are not in a position to negotiate for a proper settlement, the attorney starts to prepare for the trial. The defense attorney and the members of his staff will seek to retain experts, help in jury selection, and prepare the opening statement. During the trials, the lawyer will present evidence, provide legal defenses and cross-examine the prosecution witnesses. If the client is found guilty, the attorney defending the client will choose after sentencing whether filing an appeal is perfectly in order.
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