Admiralty law (Maritime) laws regulate maritime commerce and disputes between commercial vessels, crews, merchants, and passengers as to the ownership of property. The law works out in the same manner as civil law does for the plaintiff and the defendant. Claims against the defendant can be defended in a court of law or by a board of admiralty. A maritime lawyer will help you navigate through the process of maritime litigation.
In the realm of criminal law, there are many different types of lawyers. There are many different types of crimes, and while some crimes will fall under the state and local jurisdiction, others will fall outside of those jurisdictions altogether. If you are charged with a crime, your primary goal should be to find a lawyer who specializes in criminal law and who has handled cases similar to yours in the past. Your lawyer can explain the pros and cons of going to trial or to enter a plea bargain.
If you’re charged with a crime outside of your state’s jurisdiction, an experienced lawyer with experience in the area of law you are charged with will be invaluable. You’ll want an attorney who practices exclusively in the area of law you were charged with. You will also want an attorney who has successfully represented clients in similar situations. This will require finding an attorney who belongs to a bar association in the jurisdiction where your crime was tried. If you cannot locate any such an attorney, call the state bar association to determine which attorneys are members of the bar in your state.