Manslaughter – Criminal Defence Lawyers for Manslaughter

THERE ARE SEVERAL DIFFERENT CLASSES OF HOMICIDE CHARGES, INCLUDING First-degree murder: It must be proven that the perpetrating individual premeditated the act Felony murder: This is a sub-category of first-degree murder related to murders associated with specific felonies, such as arson, child abuse, carjacking, kidnapping, and home invasion. Second-degree murder: Premeditation does not need to […]

Criminal Law Guide | What to Know

Since criminal law is such a broad subject area, navigating it can be an overwhelming task if you lack an understanding of the controlling laws and procedures. This section provides an introduction to the basic principles behind the criminal justice system, including police investigations, criminal trials, classifications of crimes, and the mental states required of […]

Reckless Endangerment Sentencing

A person who recklessly engages in conduct that creates a substantial risk of serious bodily injury to another person commits reckless endangerment, which is a class 3 misdemeanor. In New York, an individual can violate the reckless endangerment statute when he/she recklessly commits an action or engages in conduct that subjects another person to the […]

Criminal Lawyer Job Description: Salary, Skills, & More

Criminal lawyers, also known as criminal defense lawyers and public defenders, work to defend individuals, organizations, and entities that have been charged with a crime. Criminal lawyers handle a diverse spectrum of criminal cases, ranging from domestic violence crimes, sex crimes, violent crimes and drug crimes to driving under the influence (DUI), theft, embezzlement, and […]

Civil Law vs Criminal Law: What’s the Difference?

Criminal law deals with behavior that is or can be construed as an offense against the public, society, or the state—even if the immediate victim is an individual. Examples are murder, assault, theft,and drunken driving. Civil law deals with behavior that constitutes an injury to an individual or other private party, such as a corporation. […]