Why are defense lawyers hired?

Answer The United States Supreme Court has ruled that defendants facing a potential loss of liberty, either through felony or misdemeanor charges, possess the right to counsel. Defendants capable of payi... Read More »

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What Markets Are There for Criminal Defense Lawyers?

"[T]here are some men in this world who were born to do our unpleasant jobs for us." This quote about Atticus Finch from Harper Lee's "To Kill a Mockingbird" aptly summarizes life as a criminal def... Read More »

How many years do criminal defense lawyers have to go to college?

Becoming a lawyer usually takes seven years of full-time education after high school. There are four years of undergraduate study and three years of law school, according to the Bureau of Labor Sta... Read More »

Is the Defense Threat Reduction Agency part of the defense department?

The process by which the Department of Defense achieves the closest practicable cooperation among the Services and Defense agencies is?