General Criminal Law

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What Is Criminal Law?

A crime is a violation of state or federal criminal laws. Crimes and broadly categorized as either misdemeanors or felonies.

Criminal cases are handled differently than civil cases. In a criminal case, the government, rather than a private party, takes legal action against the defendant. Criminal courts are governed by specific procedural rules that are designed to ensure that criminal defendants are treated as innocent until proven guilty.

Criminal Law

Criminal Evidence

Criminal Procedure

Criminal Sentencing

Drug Crimes

Felonies

Gun Possession

Misdemeanors

Parole and Probation

Record Sealing or Expungement

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Last Modified: 12-05-2013 02:24 PM PST

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