Criminal Lawyer: What you need to know

April 15, 2020
April 15, 2020 Criminal Lawyer

Defining a Criminal Lawyer

According to the Merriam-Webster dictionary, a criminal lawyer is a lawyer who specializes in criminal law. Meaning, they help any person or entity charged with crime. Obviously, crime can cover many different categories. So, criminal lawyers have to be prepared to handle various types of cases, including; theft, domestic violence, sexual harassment, fraud, etc. But, this is just the basics. Let’s dive deeper into a Dale Carson Law criminal lawyer’s lifestyle or learn more about criminal defense law by checking out our FAQ page.

Criminal Lawyer Studies


When hiring any type of lawyer, you want someone knowledgable, trustworthy, and experienced. Dale Carson’s criminal lawyers, just like all lawyers, start their careers by getting a bachelor’s degree in law. Secondly, if we want to represent clients in a courtroom, we must pass the bar exam in the state(s) we wish to practice. Fun fact, we technically are called “criminal defense attorneys” once we pass the bar exam, but the terms are often used interchangeably. Finally, we may get a board certification from a nonprofit organization, NBLSC (National Board of Legal Specialty Certification). We want to ensure we are prepared for all cases, so we start with lots of schooling. But, even after we graduate and pass the bar exam, we continue to study law everyday both in and out of the courtroom.


Lawyers, in general, are some of the best researchers and investigators due to the nature of their work. At Dale Carson Law, our criminal lawyers will also have strong writing, speaking, creative, analytical, and interpersonal skills. We must be able to present the case and defend our client to the best of our abilities. Finally, we have strong legal knowledge and experience making us your best asset when fighting a criminal charge.

*Learn more about criminal lawyer careers on Balance Career’s webpage.

Daily Work/Tasks

A Dale Carson Law criminal lawyer’s daily work highly depends on the type of case they are currently dealing with. But, in general, our daily tasks are like any other lawyers. First, we’re responsible for interviewing and choosing witnesses. Then, we have to do a lot of research and evidence building to get representatives ready to defend clients in the courtroom. Some cases can be dismissed before ever going to trial, which is what each of our criminal attorneys tries to accomplish. If necessary, our criminal lawyers/attorneys will put all their time into building evidence, guiding, and all-around supporting our clients if the case is tried.

Hiring a Criminal Defense Lawyer

Lucky for you, you’re already on the site of some of the best criminal defense lawyers in Jacksonville, FL. Here, at Dale Carson Law, we never back away from a trial. Between all of our staff and attorneys, we have knowledge and experience in handling almost every type of criminal charge. Meet criminal lawyers/attorneys who are ready to support you at any time of day. If you, or anyone you know, needs a criminal defense lawyer or has questions about criminal defense lawyers, feel free to contact us today: 904-355-6777 or use our contact form on the website.


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