In this time of great uncertainty, while the rest of the world hits the theoretical “pause” button, the wheels of justice in the criminal court system continue to move forward. Our clients’ cases remain open, and we continue to appear on their behalf as the courts hold hearings. The clients in custody? We are …
As the name suggests, criminal law primarily concerns actions that are regarded as criminal in nature and generally harmful to society. On the other hand, civil law primarily concerns issues that impact a specific individual, party, or organization – rather than causing harm to society as a whole.
In simplest terms, strict liability crimes relate to matters which will assign criminal liability regardless of the mental state of the accused or suspect. They are often associated with matters in which society essentially wants to send a clear cut message that even mistakes won’t be tolerated and harsh punishment will be dealt even if one is unaware at the time that they are committing a crime.
While the automobile is one of the most important inventions in history, it’s also one of the most dangerous. Several fatal car accidents happen every single year due to distracted driving, drunk driving, car malfunctions, poor weather conditions, texting while driving and a number of other reasons.