Sponsor Message:
Non Aviation Forum
My Starred Topics | Profile | New Topic | Forum Index | Help | Search 
Criminal Law  
User currently offlineAmerican_4275 From United States of America, joined Aug 1999, 1076 posts, RR: 0
Posted (12 years 9 months 2 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 675 times:

Hey,
Is anyone here a criminal lawyer? I'm thinking of one as my career. It looks like stressful work. Is the pay decent? Do you ENJOY your job?

Thanks for any help!

American_4275

P.S. Any other law-related suggestions for an occupation is welcome, too!

5 replies: All unread, jump to last
 
User currently offlineIainhol From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (12 years 9 months 2 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 662 times:

Kind of off topic, but the problem I see with criminal law is a total lack of morals. If you believe the person is guilty (like *cough* OJ Simpson *cough*) do not defend them on an innocent plea! I am not sure if the world is putting money before morals, or just has a total lack of morals all together, but it is certainly one.
Just something to think about this before deciding it!
Iain


User currently offlineAmerican_4275 From United States of America, joined Aug 1999, 1076 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (12 years 9 months 2 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 655 times:

I know. I was thinking the same thing. What about becoming a DA. Is this possible? Then morals wouldn't be so much on the line as a defense attorney. Excuse me for my complete lack of knowledge i'm only beginning to explore this field. Any help would be good. Feel free to enlighten me!

Thanks
American_4275


User currently offlineIFlyMidwExprss From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 160 posts, RR: 2
Reply 3, posted (12 years 9 months 2 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 651 times:

I'm just a first-year law student, but on the contrary I think that it must take a tremendous amount of morals to be a criminal lawyer. I mean, one must have a rock-solid faith in the system to put people's lives in its hands every day. Sure, there are some sleazy punks who will take any client for a buck, but the vast majority of DA's and Public Defenders believe that our criminal justice system is the best method, albeit an imperfect one, for finding the truth. What can be more moral than that?
I say follow your heart and you can't go wrong.
Cheers,
Ryan


User currently offlineSophieMaltese From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 2064 posts, RR: 3
Reply 4, posted (12 years 9 months 2 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 652 times:

I'm a lawschool dropout and sometimes I wish I'd stayed in. I have always been able to argue both sides of just about any argument. I think criminal law is the most fascinating, but working as an assistant D.A. or a public defender you usually don't make much money.

User currently offlineSJC>SFO From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (12 years 9 months 2 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 647 times:

I agree IFlyMidwExprss. I took a American ConLaw course this summer, with a corollary course called "Public Speaking and the Law", but that second class was actually just discussing ethics that attorney's have to deal with every day, and its a tremendous responsibility.

Top Of Page
Forum Index

This topic is archived and can not be replied to any more.

Printer friendly format

Similar topics:More similar topics...
Sotomayor At Conf. Hearing: "Fidelity To The Law" posted Mon Jul 13 2009 13:33:56 by Tugger
Business Open On Sunday--Against The Law?!? posted Sun May 10 2009 20:25:19 by Lincoln
Contingencies For Traffic Law- RE: Dallas Incident posted Sat Mar 28 2009 20:03:30 by Phatfarmlines
Is This Legal? (UK Consumer Law) posted Thu Mar 12 2009 18:22:14 by Ajd1992
If A Law Is Changed During A Trial posted Sat Mar 7 2009 20:56:45 by Northwestair
CA Invokes No Texting While Driving Law posted Sun Jan 4 2009 07:30:58 by Itsjustme
Qaeda's Zawahri Urges Attacks On "criminal" Americ posted Wed Nov 19 2008 07:09:10 by MadameConcorde
Is The Texas Castle Law Going Too Far? posted Wed Oct 1 2008 21:25:33 by AirCop
Mortgage Brokers With Criminal Records. posted Thu Sep 18 2008 07:49:01 by Dougloid
A.Net Member's "Run-ins W/ The Law" posted Tue Sep 16 2008 14:17:45 by Ihadapheo