Criminal Lawyer

Specialize in law cases dealing with offenses against society or state.
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Salary Range
$75,000 – $165,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Criminal Lawyers do?

Specializes in law cases dealing with offenses against society or state, such as theft, murder, and arson: Interviews clients and witnesses to ascertain facts of case. Correlates findings and prepares case. Prosecutes, or defends defendant against charges. Conducts case, examining and cross examining witnesses. Summarizes case to jury.


Should I be a Criminal Lawyer?

You should have a doctoral degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Trustworthy: You are known for your personal integrity and honesty.
  • Calm Under Pressure: You keep your cool when dealing with highly stressful situations.
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.

  • Also known as: Criminal Defense Lawyer, Criminal Justice Lawyer, Lawyer, Criminal

    How to become a Criminal Lawyer

    Most Criminal Lawyers have a Doctorate. Start by getting your Bachelor's degree. Chart?chd=s:aaaaf9&chl=||||master%27s+%288%25%29|doctorate+%2892%25%29&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,0,92
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