A criminal defense lawyer may be appointed directly or may be assigned the case by the court. Some criminal defense lawyers have their own private office so they get easily hired from there.
Investigation of the Case
Along with asking questions to the defendant the lawyer must also need to investigate the case in depth with all possible outcomes. This often includes questioning police about the procedures that they used in conjunction with the case. It may also include talking to witnesses who have information about the case and collecting information about the case.
Analysis of Evidence
Analyzing the evidence requires the criminal defense lawyer to carefully study the facts and figures of the case.
Strong Contact with the Client
A criminal defense lawyer must stay in contact with his or her client to explain the study of the case and to keep him or her informed about the case. The lawyer must aware of confidentiality between he or she and client.
A criminal defense lawyer can also take the decision on checking the status of the case and negotiating with the prosecutor regarding any particular plea bargain.
A criminal defense lawyer fights for their client during the trial period. He or she examines witnesses, cross-examines the state’s witnesses and tries to convince the jury that the prosecution has failed to meet its burden of proof.