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defence lawyer
 
     
 
A lawyer who represents the accused and helps the accused in court.

They will test the evidence presented by the prosecution and put the accused’s position to the court. They must look after the accused's interests at all times.

If there is more than one accused person, there will be more than one lawyer in court and they may each ask a witness questions about their evidence.

Sometimes, the defence lawyer may be the person who asked you to be a witness.