Marshal Law and Legal Definition

Marshal is a law-enforcement officer with duties similar to those of a sheriff. In U.S. Marshal is a federal official who carries out the orders of a federal court and is a employee of the executive branch of government. A marshal’s job entails maintaining the peace, delivering legal papers, and performing duties similar to those of a state sheriff.

A marshal is appointed in each district for a term of fours. Their duty is attend the sitting at supreme courts, district and circuit courts. The officer has power to command all necessary assistance in the execution of his duty and power to appoint one or more deputies.