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About Criminal Law


Criminal law is a legal system that places more emphasis on punishing criminal offenders than Civil law does. Legislative statutes typically specify criminal offenses and associated penalties.

Despite the fact that there are numerous distinct types of crimes, they may generally be broken down into five main groups: crimes against people, crimes against property, inchoate crimes, statutory crimes, and financial crimes.

Contact Cowlitz Law Group for your free consultation now if you’re seeking for more details on how to grasp criminal law or are looking for criminal attorneys in Washington.

Crimes Against a Person

Crimes against persons are those that cause another person’s physical or mental harm.
They fall into two primary categories: different types of violent crimes and different types of
homicide. A defendant may be charged with any one of numerous varieties of homicide, such
as first-degree murder, voluntary manslaughter, or vehicular homicide, when the physical harm
to another person is so severe that it results in death. On the other hand, violent crimes, which
are also quite serious, consist of:

● Arson
● Battery And Assault
● Child Abuse
● Domestic Violence
● Kidnapping
● Statutory Rape as well as Rape


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    Crimes Against Property


    Interference with another party’s property is a common element in crimes against property. Even
    if they could cause another person physical or emotional harm, their main effect is the
    deprivation of the use or enjoyment of property. Few examples are:

    ● Auto theft
    ● Burglary
    ● Larceny
    ● Robbery
    ● Shoplifting


      Inchoate Crimes


      Crimes that were started but not finished and actions that aid in the commission of another
      crime are referred to as inchoate crimes. A person must have more than just the desire or hope
      to commit a crime in order to commit an inchoate crime.
      Examples of Inchoate Crimes:

      ● Abetting
      ● Aiding
      ● Attempt
      ● Conspiracy

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        Statutory Crimes

        In addition to the offenses already mentioned, there are more crimes known as statutory crimes.
        Alcohol-related crimes, drug-related crimes, traffic violations, and financial/white collar crimes
        are the three main categories of statutory crimes. Alcohol-related offenses cover a wide range of
        infractions involving where and how alcohol can be consumed, including:


          ● Boating While Intoxicated (Bui)
          ● Driving Unlicensed
          ● Driving While Intoxicated (Dui)
          ● Drug Production Or Production Of Drugs
          ● Having, Selling, Or Distributing Drugs


            ● Hit-And-Run.
            ● Negligent Driving
            ● Providing Alcohol To A Child
            ● Public Drunkenness
            ● Refusing A Blood Or Breath Test


              Financial/ White Collar Crimes


              White collar crimes frequently involve money and take place in the business sphere. Despite
              being nonviolent, they can still result in serious financial damages for individuals and
              organizations, therefore they are not necessarily victimless.
              A partial list of white collar crimes includes the following:


                  ● Bank fraud
                  ● Corporate fraud
                  ● Election law violations
                  ● Embezzlement
                  ● Forgery
                  ● Identity theft
                  ● Insider trading

                  ● Investment fraud
                  ● Medical fraud
                  ● Money laundering
                  ● Mortgage fraud
                  ● Public corruption
                  ● Securities fraud
                  ● Tax evasion

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                  What you do and say after being detained for any criminal violation will affect how your case turns out. Read your Miranda rights carefully. Don’t speak. Make use of your legal right to counsel. Even though you may be presumed innocent until proven guilty, the police and the prosecution won’t treat you that way. What’s your best chance of avoiding a conviction and the severe consequences that could result from it? involving a skilled attorney as early as feasible in the procedure.

                  Your Case Will Be Well Represented

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