Criminal Law is the name given to the branch of law that governs an individual’s relationship to the state. It includes the definitions of criminal offences, which are usually established by Central Govt. or State Legislatures.
The term “criminal law” also encompasses the rights of an accused and the criminal process, including arrest, pleas, discovery, pre-trial hearings, trials, evidence, motions, and post-trial remedies. The main purpose of the criminal law is to set forth the punishment for criminal offences.
In order to prove any crime, no matter how serious, the prosecutor must prove that the accused committed a criminal act with intent beyond a reasonable doubt.
Crimes are classified as misdemeanors, less serious offences that are normally punishable by a fine like some traffic violations, petty theft. And felonies-more serious offences that warrant imprisonment of one of one or more years, such as rape, theft, assault with intent, assault with a deadly weapon, or homicide/murder. SKP can assist clients in the application for bail, defence and trial of all type of Criminal charges especially in the cases of financial/economic crimes.