criminal defense - felonies - misdemeanor - third strike cases - assault & battery - domestic violence - violent crimes - murder - sex offenses -rape - date rape - sex offender - drug offenses - drug possession - theft - prostitution - criminal threats - arson - manslaughter - vehicular manslaughter - weapons charges - juvenile crimes - expungement - robbery - spousal abuse - child endangerment - child abuse - stalking - hit and run - grand theft - suspended license - failure to appear, solicitation - assault conspiracy administrative hearings - probation violations -bench warrants -traffic violations - appeals and expungements - white collar crime - embezzlement - fraud - forgery - credit card fraud - perjury - extortion - counterfeiting - Internet fraud - computer hacking - money laundering - bankruptcy fraud - conspiracy - juvenile crimes
Criminal Law: the body of law that defines criminal offences and the penalties for convicted offenders. There are five main goals of criminal justice: retribution, deterrence, incapacitation, rehabilitation and restitution. The two basic elements of a crime are the act of doing that which is criminal, and the intention to carry it out. In Latin this is called the actus reus and the mens rea. In many crimes however, there is no necessity of showing criminal intention, which is why the term "strict liability" is used.