Criminal Law

Criminal Law, sometimes referred to as penal law, pertains to the various bodies of rules in different jurisdictions whose common characteristic is punishment for failure to comply with said rules. Criminal punishments include execution, imprisonment, probation, and monetary fines. Criminal law is typically enforced by the government and not civil parties.

Some criminal offenses include:

  • murder, homicide, manslaughter

  • assault, battery

  • rape, sexual assault, sexual abuse

  • criminal damage, theft, robbery, burglary

  • fraud