Criminal Law

What is Criminal Law?

Criminal Law HelpCriminal 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.

Types of Criminal Law Cases

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.

 Common Criminal Law Cases

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:

  • Assault and Battery
  • Cybercrimes
  • Domestic Violence
  • Drug Related Crimes
  • Fraud
  • Motor Vehicle Violations
  • Sex Crimes
  • Theft

Professional Help With Criminal Law Cases

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:

  1. Self Defense
  2. Insanity Defense
  3. Alibi Defense
  4. Entrapment Defense
  5. Statute of Limitations Defense

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.

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