Essentially we begin from known to unknown, before we proceed to our area of interest, let us assess who a criminal is and what are some of the crimes that someone can commit in life; A criminal is someone who has committed any crime and is supposed to be charged in the court of law. Some of the crimes a person can commit are; Involvement in fraud, mugging, a serious crime such as murder and even drunk driving.
Therefore a criminal defence solicitor is a lawyer who has specialized in defending persons and organizations or companies that are charged with involvement in criminal activities that were listed above. These lawyers can be private or sometimes employed by law firms and themare randomly selected to represent clients, in this case, the purported criminals. Remember that all the people that are suspected to be criminals are always referred to as the accused unless the court proves otherwise based on the evidence presented.
They can also be referred as defence counsel depending on the setting that someone is. The said individuals as indicated they can be hired to perform various legal activities and the following is a highlight of them; They represent the accused in court to argue the cases on their behalf, this is attributed to their understanding of the law and the best diction in courts.
The criminal defence solicitors also undertake their independent investigations pertainingthe case that he or she is supposed to handle. They do not entirely depend on the investigation of other parties such as the police. They also come up with their fashion which tends to favour their clients, in this case, the accused.
It is also the task of the criminal solicitor to present evidence to the court that is aimed to set their clients. In other words, they are tasked to prove the innocence of their clients so that they are not prosecuted in the court of law. It is also important to note that for someone to be a criminal defence solicitor he or she should meet some professional qualifications such as having attained a degree in law from a recognized higher learning institution.
Equally, the solicitors must know and understand the constitution of the country that he or she is representing the client in. They should also further proceed to do bar exams and exemplary performance in them so that they can be registered by a professional body. Therefore it is important for the accused to do underground checks for someone who should represent him or her.
Criminal defence solicitors charge a fee for their services depending on the intensity of the case. This implies that the complex the case the more expensive it is likely to be. So people seeking for representation should be aware of this. In conclusion I can say, the higher the competence of your solicitor the higher the chances of you securing your freedom. Above all, before you land in the hands of the police, please be a law-abiding citizen!…