Criminal Laws

By Chase Mims, Juliana Kikuyama, and Garvins St. John

Criminal Laws

Criminal laws consists of laws that are written by congress and state legislators that make certain types of behavior, illegal, and punishable by fines and imprisonment.

In a criminal case, the actions of the defendant are considered to have been serious enough to make him or her a threat to the public good, not just to the victim in the case. The biggest differences between criminal and civil law are in three broad areas.

these three broad areas are: