Criminal law

Criminal law is basically the body of legislation that deals with criminal behavior. It refers to criminal behavior perceived as criminal, dangerous, threatening, or otherwise unjustifiable to society in whole or in part. Criminal law also includes punishment for criminal behavior, which may include imprisonment, fines, compensation, rehabilitation, or any combination thereof. Criminal law also includes the theories of torts, which are common law offenses that define the procedures by which a person may be ordered to pay punitive damages in civil as well as criminal courts.

Civil law involves government agencies as well as private parties to bring a claim against another party for civil wrongs. These may include personal injury cases, wrongful death, police brutality, discrimination, and abuse of professional liability. Civil punishment is not criminal punishment, therefore the two types of laws often conflict.

Criminal law governs over the states criminal codes and Federal crimes that are punishable by a fine or prison term. Criminal defense attorneys help their clients to interpret and apply the various provisions of criminal laws in order to build successful defenses to criminal charges. Criminal defense attorneys can also help their clients to realize potential defenses to obtain an acquittal or reduce charges related to Federal crime such as bank fraud. They also assist their clients with respect to possible defenses to state criminal charges such as insanity claims, self-defense claim, or insanity defenses.

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