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Criminal Law Paralegal

Criminal Law Paralegal and Criminal Law Legal Document Preparation

A Criminal Law Paralegal assists an attorney to prepare legal cases. Some common duties of Criminal Law paralegals include preparing legal documents, conducting witness interviews, investigating facts, performing legal research, drafting pleads and legal briefs, and other tasks to assist the attorney in preparing their casework.

Criminal laws and regulations, sometimes called penal law, are administered on local, federal and international levels. Criminal Defense covers arrest, jurisdiction, arraignment, witnesses, grand juries, pleas, discovery, pretrial hearings, trials, jury selection, evidence, motions, and post-trial remedies.

In Criminal Law matters, Paralegals and LDA's, known as Legal Document Assistants, cannot give legal advice, represent a client in court, or select, explain, draft, or recommend the use of any legal document to or for any person other than the attorney who directs and supervises the paralegal.

However, in several States, Legal Document Assistants (LDA) can prepare legal documents for people doing their own legal tasks. Please consult with the local paralegal to learn what Criminal Law paralegal services they are authorized to provide in your legal jurisdiction.

A Criminal Law Paralegal working under supervision and direction of an attorney may gather facts, draft legal documents, and compile technical information for the supervising attorney in Criminal Law issues involving:

Criminal laws and regulations monitor the duties, rights, and liabilities of commercial businesses and private individuals. Legal Document Assistant specializing in Criminal Pre-Trial Paralegal Services might be able to provide assistance on issues such as:

Criminal Evidence investigation
Criminal Defense Expert Witnesses
Criminal Defense Jury Selection
Criminal Expungements

Find Criminal Law Paralegal and Criminal Law Legal Document Preparation in the Paralegal Directory.