In Defenders of Law, players step into the shoes of one of five possible lawyers in order to investigate a murder mystery in the town of Willburg. The lawyers are assigned to defend a suspect in the murder of Miss Rosendale; and they have 15 days to gather enough evidence to strengthen their clients defense. Players must test their strategy skills by exploring the town to collect evidence. Clues can come from several helpful witnesses, as well as from fingerprints, footprints, and blood samples. Physical evidence can be extracted from the crime scene with the hidden object game mechanic, and analyzed in the lab. After the evidence is processed in the lab, the player will go to the courtroom for a decisive showdown against the district attorney. In the end, it will be revealed whether the defendant is guilty or innocent.