Criminal Lawsuitby Roger Chartier:
A criminal lawsuit is very nerve wracking for the defendant and must be defended in a vigorous fashion, or the end results can be catastrophic.
Don't fool around if you are charged in a criminal lawsuit, get the best lawyer that you can.
With criminal law, the guilty defendant can be punished by incarceration in a jail or prison, or could
be fined, or both and sometimes will face the death penalty. The latter is rarely the case.
There are 2 main categories:
A misdemeanor has a maximum possible sentence of less than one year incarceration.
The bad one is a felony where the punishment is usually determined by the severity of the crime,
and can be much more than one year for a misdemeanor.
Note: Criminal defendants have more rights and protections than civil defendants.
The defendant is assumed to be innocent before the law and has to
One is when making the insanity defense.
In that situation, the insanity has to be proven.
Another is that a crime was committed under duress or in self-defense.
You will remember the OJ defense, -
"If it doesn't fit, you must acquit", establishing "reasonable doubt" of his
Every person who was ever arrested might think to say that they didn't
Good Luck and get a good lawyer for your criminal lawsuit.