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According to criminal law crimes are offences against the social order. In common law jurisdictions there is a legal fiction that crimes disturb the peace of the sovereign. Government officials as agents of the sovereign are responsible for the prosecution of offenders. Hence the criminal law “plaintiff” is the sovereign which in practical terms translates into the monarch or the people.

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The major objective of criminal law is deterrence and punishment while that of civil law is individual compensation. Criminal offences consist of two distinct elements; the physical act (the actus reus guilty act) and the requisite mental state with which the act is done (the mens rea guilty mind). For example in murder the ‘actus reus is the unlawful killing of a person while the ‘mens rea is malice aforethought (the intention to kill or cause grievous injury). The criminal law also details the defenses that defendants may bring to lessen or negate their liability (criminal responsibility) and specifies the punishment which may be inflicted. Criminal law neither requires a victim nor a victim’s consent to prosecute an offender. Furthermore a criminal prosecution can occur over the objections of the victim and the consent of the victim is not a defense in most crimes. Criminal offences comprises of 2 elements: – one is the physical act and the other one is the mental aspect. The failure to follow these criminal rules which provides the constitutional rights can result in the charges being dismissed. Not every case can be removed from the court of law. Everywhere, there are some own set of criminal rules that need to be followed. The rules of the criminal procedure are formulated to provide the accused the due procedure of law.

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Criminal laws are different from civil laws. In a criminal proceeding, the action is taken against an individual for breaking the law and committing a crime. The punishment could be paying a fine, sentenced to jail or the person can be put on rehabilitation program. While a civil proceeding is done for solving the dispute among 2 or more people. The judgment is more or less giving compensation to the person for the harm caused. It is not taken as a criminal as a criminal offence. Any illegal act or misdeed by a person that is against the law of that state is considered a crime and comes under the purview of criminal law. An accused can be easily locked behind the bars if the lawyer attached with his case is inexperienced and less knowledgeable than what is required. On the other hand, an expert and experienced attorney can liberate an accused from even the serious charges. Get rid of such offences by taking the help of one of the top criminal law attorneys. You have to be quick in legal actions as the more is the passage of time, the more weak your case becomes. You do not have to worry if you are not able to take the right step at the right moment. Your stress will be taken away by our expert attorney and you can easily trust him. The attorney will help you right from the first step to be taken till the case is decided

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