Criminal Law determines what constitutes a crime and the appropriate punishments for such behavior. Criminal law is an act against the society that is prosecuted by the government. Crimes against the state include many types of infractions of the law. In the U.S. a criminal justice system is set up in order to rectify crimes and to ensure that they do not continue to happen.
Criminal charges may be filed against someone because of testimony given by another person or persons. Criminal charges may also be filed against someone with no testimony or accusation as well, usually initiated by some law enforcement department official.
Common criminal offenses are:
– Hit and Run
– Assault, Battery
– Sexual Assault
– White Collar Crime
– Drug possession
The notion of “innocent until proven guilty” is the key component of the US Criminal Justice system. Therefore, in criminal proceedings, the burden is on the prosecutor to prove the crime occurred beyond a reasonable doubt. It is important, therefore, to retain legal counsel that has years of experience in trying similar cases as yours. Criminal cases tend to be complex and highly complicated legal matters. Stephen D. Hebert is an expert in criminal defense cases.
In the US, defendants suspected of committing some criminal act can either pay for a lawyer on their own or have a court-appointed public defender commissioned at the expense of the state. If you or someone you love is in need of a criminal defense attorney, contact this criminal attorney immediately. You will be in good hands with this experienced criminal defense attorney representing you or a loved one.
Stephen D. Hebert, LLC – Attorney at Law
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New Orleans, LA 70130