General Criminal Law
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.
- What is Criminal Law?
- Types of Criminal Pleas
- Criminal Sentencing
- Federal Sentencing Guidelines
- Criminal Punishments
- Restitution in Criminal Cases
- Pretrial Diversion Programs
- Types of Alternative Sentencing
- What Is A Drug Crime?
- Mandatory Minimum Sentences for Drug Crimes
- Consequences of a Drug Conviction
- Penalties For Federal Drug Convictions
- What is a Felony?
- Difference Between Felony Arrest and Felony Charge
- Felony Murder Lawyers
- Felon Voting Rights
- What is a Misdemeanor?
- Typical 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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