Understanding Criminal Law

Friday, April 3, 2015, 5:00 AM | 15 Comments

You don’t have to fully understand criminal law if you are arrested but you certainly need a solicitor who fully understands all the intricacies of the legal process himself.

After all, understanding criminal law is the responsibility of any good criminal lawyer and he should show his expertise beginning with you.

Criminal law can cover a variety of categories. Therefore, a good understanding of this area of the law can cover a full gamut of subject areas.

Understanding criminal law

Criminal law can entail such crimes as murder, including any kind of assault, drug offences, robbery, fraud, theft, sexual offences, domestic disputes, public disorder, traffic offences, racial offences, Internet crimes, fatal accident enquiries, and health and safety prosecutions.

  • Make Sure the Lawyer Takes His Role Seriously

    Given the above listing, it is important that a criminal defence lawyer have a complete acquaintance with all the areas of criminal law – the court process as well as the appeals process.

    Criminal offences are serious. Therefore, you also need a lawyer who takes his job seriously in this regard. His experience in the court system as well as his reputation can also make a difference as to how your case is handled and the type of sentencing you may receive.

    Naturally, once you are processed for a crime and must retain legal help, you will also learn something about how things operate under the legal system.

    Wherever you are represented in the UK, it is helpful to obtain assistance from a criminal defence attorney who is as dedicated to serving his clients as he is to working in and following the rules and covenants of his profession.

  • Specialised Knowledge

    Stealing from a store is a far different type of crime than selling drugs on the street. Therefore, when you do retain an attorney, make sure his background strongly supports the legal issue in which you are involved.

    While having a general knowledge of criminal law is no doubt helpful, it is imperative that your legal representative has an in-depth understanding of the kind of crime of which you are accused.

    Otherwise, you may have to find a lawyer who has more experience along these lines. You have a lot to contemplate when you are accused of a crime.

    Therefore, finding the best criminal lawyers in Glasgow is a priority as well.

    However, it is not enough to find a lawyer who simply understands criminal law; he must also show that he has the experience and background that can assist in your specific defence.

    If his knowledge does not extend, say, to Internet hacking and you have been accused of the crime, then you need to review your options for representation again.

    Don’t let the grass grow under your feet, especially when you are considering the qualifications of your legal defence team.

A lawyer with a good understanding of the law who also has experience defending other people with your legal issue is the person you want to have on your side, whether or not you need to make reparation.

Knowing someone who is familiar with the legal process and all of its intricacies can put you in a good position, regardless of the case.

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  1. 15 Responses to “Understanding Criminal Law”

  2. By Correy Smith on Oct 20, 2015, 6:12 pm | Reply

    When it comes to handling a drug offence, what things do drug offence lawyers specialize in? I ask this because of my cousin who ended up in the wrong path of drugs. Because of her actions it is costing her a lot of money to go to court almost every day just settle her case.

  3. By Laurel Larsen on Jan 27, 2016, 7:38 pm | Reply

    Experience is one thing, but relevant experience is another, like you say. If I ever am in need of a criminal lawyer, I am going to want to have one that knows exactly what I am being prosecuted for, in addition to knowing all of the legalese. You are so right when you say that having a good lawyer puts you in a better position, regardless of what happened.

  4. By Westly Smith on Feb 5, 2016, 3:01 pm | Reply

    I like how you say that the lawyer needs to take his role seriously. It’s true that criminal offenses are a serious thing! I’m going to make sure that if I ever get into a situation where I need a criminal lawyer, that he understands the situation. Most of the time people’s lives are at stake.

  5. By Rachel Finn on Feb 23, 2016, 1:14 pm | Reply

    I like the point you make about a lawyer needing to have not only knowledge in criminal law, but also a history and background in cases like yours. I have a friend whose brother is looking for a criminal lawyer right now. He was accused of something he didn’t do, but it’s not looking good for him. I’ll be sure to show them this article because I think it will help them narrow down their choices.

  6. By Hazel Owens on Mar 9, 2016, 12:42 pm | Reply

    This article puts the point concisely, yet explains the main things to consider in a lawyer. You want someone who both knows the law and who knows the court procedures. Someone who knows the law extremely well but has no experience in a courtroom will be at a severe disadvantage while defending you, while someone who has experience in a courtroom but little knowledge about the law won’t know what they’re talking about. As you said, it’s best to have someone who has knowledge and experience in your specific field; such a lawyer will be best equipped to handle your defense.

  7. By Silas Knight on May 19, 2016, 3:45 pm | Reply

    These are some good tips for dealing with criminal law. Finding the right lawyer sounds like it’s of vital importance. I had never thought to make sure the lawyer takes his role seriously, great tips.

  8. By Vivian Black on May 23, 2016, 4:23 pm | Reply

    It is really important advice to make sure and hire a defense lawyer who is acquainted with both the court process and the appeals process. You definitely want to find someone who can help you through the whole process and feel secure. It’s also a great point that specialized knowledge in the legal issue you are involved with is important when finding a defense lawyer.

  9. By Darren komatz on Aug 17, 2016, 6:29 am | Reply

    In criminal law, a public prosecutor for the state must prove responsibility “beyond a reasonable doubt.” A person who is found not shamefaced in a criminal case can still be charged by a victim in civil court. In a civil case, the necessity is to find a offender liable based upon a “majority of the evidence.” If a plaintiff wins in a civil suit, the defendant is not jailed; however the victim receives financial payment or property as compensation.

  10. By Gruszeczki on Sep 9, 2016, 6:37 am | Reply

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  11. By Jalu Sakti on Sep 19, 2016, 4:34 pm | Reply

    I liked paragraph about making sure your lawyer is qualified for your specific case. You made it really clear with how you talked about the difference between a robber and a drug dealer; both are very different crimes, so it is important that your lawyer is skilled enough in your specific situation. My brother is looking for a good lawyer to deal with his case, so I will tell him about this information since he has never done this before.

  12. By Elizabeth Ferris on Nov 25, 2016, 9:56 pm | Reply

    Without understanding the criminal law, a lawyer can’t support his team. Even sometimes it’s necessary for the both of the team. It’s necessary, I think so. Thanks for sharing your article with us. It helps us about understanding the criminal law.

  13. By McKenzie on Mar 21, 2017, 12:35 pm | Reply

    Thank you for sharing all of this information. I think it is so important to do research when hiring and tackling criminal law.

  14. By Heather on May 18, 2017, 2:56 pm | Reply

    Making sure you have a good quality lawyer with expertise in your case is definitely good advice. Being stuck with an incompetent lawyer who doesn’t know the first thing about dealing with your particular crime won’t likely bode well for your case. Great advice!

  15. By Precious Leyva on Jun 27, 2017, 5:12 pm | Reply

    While I have never been been charged with a criminal offense, I have always wondered what the process would be like to find a lawyer. It didn’t even cross my mind that the accused should find a lawyer who has a history, and in-depth understanding of similar cases. I know that I would feel more comfortable having a lawyer with experience in similar cases. It is a good indicator that they know what they are doing.

  16. By LNweaver on Aug 2, 2017, 7:39 pm | Reply

    I think you’re on the right track looking for a drug specializing lawyer for your cousin’s case, Correy. The law has a lot of specializations since it’s so complex. I can imagine specific evidences need to be found in a drug case compared, to say, a burglary case.

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