Criminal Law

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Criminal Law consists of rules and regulations created by state and federal government, that define the responsibilities each member of the public has to society. It is commonly referred to as the “Penal Code.” Criminal Procedure refers to the process of carrying out criminal charges. It covers search and seizure matters, arraignment, pleas, discovery, trials and appeals.

Criminal Law is generally divided into two categories – misdemeanors and felonies. A misdemeanor is a lesser crime typically punishable by a fine and potentially up to one year in a local jail. A felony is a serious crime punishable by one year or more in prison or death. Felonies also trigger the right to a public defender if the defendant cannot afford a criminal attorney. The burden of proof to convict a criminal defendant is “proof beyond a reasonable doubt” – a higher standard than a plaintiff’s burden in Civil Court. Other matters covered under criminal law include parole, probation, record sealing and expungement.

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  1. Fraud, ID & Money Fraud and Misrepresentation: Civil & Criminal Offenses

    Learn about the crime of fraud and misrepresentation, criminal charges and civil law, fraud detection tips and what to do if you've been a fraud victim.
  2. Fraud, ID & Money Bribery Charges: Types, Elements & Penalties

    Explanation of the crime of bribery and sentencing guidelines. Bribery is an offer or receipt of value which influences a public official or employee in their duties.
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