Criminal Law Prosecution Attorney Job Description

United States

'A Criminal attorney handles legal matters involving criminal law. A Criminal attorney is generally either a prosecutor or a defense attorney. Prosecutors litigate criminal cases against people accused of crimes such as robbery or tax evasion. Prosecutors work on behalf of governmental entities such as counties (district attorneys), cities (city attorneys), states (attorneys general) and the federal government (United States attorneys). Criminal defense attorneys work on the other side of criminal cases - defending people accused of crimes. Public defenders are criminal defense attorneys who work for the government and are appointed to represent people who cannot afford to pay for private attorneys.

Here are a few sample criminal attorney job descriptions:

Criminal Attorney

Seeking a Money Laundering/ Bank Secrecy Act And Sanctions/ OFAC Associate Or Counsel with demonstrated experience in the areas of money laundering and economic and trade sanctions (particularly OFAC) compliance. Candidate should possess 4+ years of experience in either or both disciplines. Technical expertise in the application of the Bank Secrecy Act ("BSA") and/or OFAC within financial institutions is required. Candidate with federal or state BSA/OFAC examination/enforcement experience is preferred. Must have a JD degree from an ABA-approved law school and be an active member in good standing of the Bar.

Seeking a White Collar Litigation Associate Attorney with 1-3 years of experience to join Atlanta, GA office. Must have an interest in white collar/enforcement work, but prior white collar or criminal litigation experience is not necessary. They must also have strong research and writing skills, excellent law school credentials, including law review, and current or former judicial clerkship experience. Excellent oral and written communication skills, along with attention to detail and strong interpersonal skills are highly valued.

Criminal Defense Attorney

The candidate must be NJ Licensed Attorney to appear in various Municipal Courts throughout the Bergen County Area. Will be responsible for simple plea negotiations as well as DWI/Drug trials. 0-2 years experience is needed.

Junior White Collar and Securities Defense Attorney

The candidate should preferably have clerkship experience.  


The candidate should have litigation background, preferably with some white collar, SEC enforcement, or internal investigation experience. High level of academic achievement and solid law firm experience preferred. Must have a J.D. degree from an ABA-approved law school and be an active member in good standing of the Bar.

Temporary Attorney

The candidate should be a criminal defense attorney with an existing office location. Should preferably be an established sole practitioner with a legal assistant looking to supplement practice/income by representing clients in all areas of criminal defense matters. Must have 5+ years of experience in the criminal defense field. Former public sector experience preferred and must be willing to travel.   

Seeking a Minnesota-licensed Associate Attorney with 0-3 years of experience for a position primarily in criminal prosecution combined with municipal and other civil work. Strong academic credentials and writing skills required.  

Seeking Criminal Defense Attorneys with 3+ years of experience for Dade/Broward Offices. The candidate with Spanish is a must.   

Assistant County Attorney

The candidate will prosecute cases in the Circuit Court for Police Department. 3+ years of criminal law litigation experience is preferred. NH Bar membership is required.'

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