Criminal law is a branch of law which deals with crimes. A crime may be considered any violation of federal and/or state laws. An individual or business may need criminal law help if they have been charged with an act classified as a crime.
Different types of crimes are classified according to the level of severity. The three classifications of a crime usually include infraction, misdemeanor and felony.
An infraction is the least serious classification of a crime and may be punishable by fines, but no jail time. A misdemeanor is a less serious type of crime, but may be punishable by up to a year in jail in most states. A felony is the most serious type of crime, and may be punishable by time in prison or even death.
Some types of crimes are far more prevalent than others. For example, white-collar embezzlement is often far less common than drug related crimes. The most common types of criminal law cases include:
An experienced criminal defense attorney may be very helpful in achieving a favorable outcome for a criminal law case. These attorneys are typically very proficient in preparing and presenting one more more of these five common defenses:
Volks Anwalt offers free case evaluations to determine how we may help with a criminal case. For more information and a free case evaluation, contact us today.