Misdemeanors, Petty Offenses, And Felonies

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Criminal Law: It is mostly statutory and it covers specific wrongs that are considered social evils and threats to a community. The state not the victim are the prosecutors also known as a plaintiff. There are three categories for the offenses. There are misdemeanors, Petty offenses, and Felonies. Misdemeanors are not major offenses but they are serious ones. These include things like prostitution and gambling. Offenders of misdemeanors are by a short time in jail or large fines. Felonies are major crimes. There are various felonies that people can commit. These are things like rape, robbery, murder, extortion, kidnapping, and interstate car theft. Murder and robbery are mostly state concerns, bank robbing and drug trafficking are both federal

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