Civilian issues appeal more to me
I am not born to become a lawyer. However, if I have skills, I will never choose to become a criminal lawyer. You see, crime is not really my thing. They appall me. I can live my whole life not dealing with crimes. I know that I can’t avoid that because crime happens everywhere we go. I was even a victim of pick pocketing once. It is not as horrifying as murder, but it’s still considered a crime. I would rather choose being caught up in a divorce battle than in a twisted web of a criminal case.
Criminals scare the hell out of me
I hate to admit this, but criminals make me experience cold sweat and I always feel a tie in my stomach every time I see one that suspiciously feels like a criminal. I know most of us feel that way, but a criminal lawyer is exempt from those terrifying feelings. A lawyer needs to become hard as steel if he or she chooses to become in criminal law. And I, unfortunately, can’t possibly live up to that.
I have poor logic
Yet another reason I won’t survive five minutes in criminal law-my reasoning is so poor I can’t buy a donut from it. I know that logic is necessary inside every lawyer’s brain-no matter what kind of lawyer he or she is. However, criminal lawyers aid in solving criminal cases. I know that detectives are the ones who solve crimes, but lawyers (especially district attorneys) are a great help in piecing the puzzles of a crime.
I have poor debating skills
Since we are already discussing about speaking skills, let me expose that I have the terrible case of butterflies in my stomach every time I do public speaking. Lawyers are debaters and eloquent speakers. I have strong opinions and points, yes. But it is impossible for me to deliver them to an audience through speech. I will definitely humiliate myself in a criminal trial. I can probably do the assisting, but I can never handle being the main attorney in a case-where you get to speak in front of the judge and the jury and the people in the courtroom. That’s a job for a braver and a more confident soul.
I can’t handle the stress
Criminal cases are probably the most stressful cases to handle. The stress is equally too much for both sides-the defendant and the prosecution. I stress over a cancelled meeting. The realities of a criminal case might just be too much for me. Just look at all the research, background checks, interviews, and investigations you are going to do just to make a strong case. I wonder how many cups of coffee criminal lawyers consume in every criminal case. We have to take care of our bodies. And effectively dealing with stress is one way to maintain a sound mind and strong body.