“Law and Order, CSI,” and other shows are neat, except they have essentially nothing to do with what real criminal law is like. Criminal law involves all kinds of cases, not only intense ones about intense serial killers but also numerous DUI’s, PI’s and MIP’s(driving under the influence, public intoxication, and minors in possession.) Those topics may not seem exciting, but those are some of the most common types of lawsuits criminal attorneys in Stillwater, Okla. are dealing with.
For the students who think I would love to be a criminal attorney and deal with the cheesy television-type law, think again. Being a lawyer involves filing a lot of paperwork, filing more paperwork and of course, filing even more paperwork. I have recently been speaking with an attorney I will hopefully be interning for soon. As a college town, criminal attorney he has given me an idea of what being a criminal attorney looks like. He said he works long hours and that you have to love what you do or you aren’t going to be happy. If you want to help criminals in hope they may turn their lives around, you may receive a sense of satisfaction then you are in the right field. If you are doing it for the money, you might want to re-evaluate why you are getting into the profession of criminal law.