According to Cornell University Law School, criminal law refers to the governmental prosecution of a defendant for a crime committed in violation of current laws. Criminal law cases can result in fines as well as incarce... More »

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The purpose of criminal law is to protect society by facilitating the detection and prosecution of criminal actions while protecting the rights of the accused. Cornell University describes criminal law as the means by wh... More »

Criminal harassment legal definitions vary from state to state. A general legal definition of criminal harassment is any action taken by one person to alarm, annoy, terrorize or torment another human being and cause them... More »

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What happens at a criminal court hearing depends on the type of hearing, but it can include informing the defendant of the nature of the charges, hearing pretrial motions, conducting the trial and sentencing the defendan... More »

The five pillars of the criminal justice system in the Philippines are law enforcement, prosecution, the courts, the penal system and the community itself. The five pillars principle was outlined in an executive order si... More »

Contest a traffic violation by examining the exact wording of the law specified in the ticket and then comparing all the elements of that statute with the actual circumstances under which the ticket was written, says Nol... More »

Alimony payments are set by the court as an official order, and failure to abide by that order carries the same legal consequences as any violation of a court order including wage garnishment, suspension of certain licen... More »