They persisted in pleading Not Guilty to first-degree murder, so there was nothing much Atticus could do for his clients except be present at their departure, an occasion that was probably the beginning of my father’s profound distaste for the practice of criminal law.
There are no more uses of "criminal law" in the book.
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The burden of proof is greater in criminal law than in civil law.
Atticus Finch rarely took a criminal case; he had no taste for criminal law.