If you have committed a criminal act in Virginia/Maryland, are suspected of committing a criminal act in Virginia/Maryland or have been accused of committing a crime in Virginia/Maryland, the government may prosecute you. If you are found guilty, you may face a punishment ranging from a relatively minor punishment (e.g a small fine) to a very severe punishment (e.g prison term). The Virginia/Maryland state governments and city councils are responsible for enforcing criminal law in Virginia/Maryland. The Federal Government enforces federal criminal law. According to Wikipedia: Criminal law involves the prosecution of criminal acts by the state, which are considered to be so serious that they constitute a violation of the sovereign’s peace. The vast majority of criminal acts committed in the US are prosecuted and punished at the state level Federal criminal law focuses on areas of particular relevance to the federal government, such as the avoidance of federal income tax payments, theft of post or physical attacks on federal officials, as well as inter-state offenses such as drug trafficking and cable fraud.
TYPES OF CRIMINAL ACTS IN VIRGINIA/MARYLAND
Criminal Offenses are generally classified as felonies or misdemeanors. A felony criminal act is a more serious crime punishable by more than a year in prison. A misdemeanor criminal offense can be punished with a maximum of one year in prison or no prison sentence. Certain criminal acts can charged as a misdemeanor criminal act or felony criminal act, depending on the severity of the crime and/or whether you have previously been found guilty of the same criminal act.
Our Maryland/VA lawyers will address these questions and more. During the consultation, we will ask you to tell us what you know about the facts of your case. We will explain to you how our lawyers can help and provide you with a clear set of options and a road map of what you can expect. Once we begin legal representation, our team of lawyers will fight to have your charges dismissed or reduced, or to achieve the best outcome possible for your particular charges. You can be rest assured that our lawyers have defended cases all throughout VA and Maryland, both at the Federal level and the state level.
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