I have a video of myself getting illegally searched. We were pulled over after being followed from the court house. We were stopped for obstruction of view. The lanyards hanging from the rearview mirror. He said he would cite us and get us on our way. He came back asked my boyfriend out of the car, talked to him out of my vision and hearing. Next thing I know he's running his dog. I recorded the dog going around my car. My boyfriend told him no he couldn't search he proceeded to do the open air search where I recorded him touching my door handle the dog trying to go to that handle, him pulling the dog away to the other side only goes to the driver door then instead of going all the way around, turns the dog around to go to the handle he touched.
A criminal defense lawyer is a lawyer (mostly barristers) specializing in the defense of individuals and companies charged with criminal activity. Some criminal defense lawyers are privately retained, while others are employed by the various jurisdictions with criminal courts for appointment to represent indigent persons; the latter are generally called public defenders. The terminology is imprecise because each jurisdiction may have different practices with various levels of input from state and federal law or consent decrees. Some jurisdictions use a rotating system of appointments with judges appointing a private practice attorney or firm for each case. Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Criminal_defense_lawyer
If you're facing criminal charges (You were detained and imprisoned by the police), You have the right to remain silent. You should remember, that anything you say can and will be used against you in a court. You have - just like anyone else - the right to an attorney. If you cannot afford an criminal defense attorney, you may qualify for a court-appointed lawyer.
- How to Become a Criminal Defense Lawyer? - wikihow.com
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