Criminal Law -The Law Center for Civil and Criminal Justice

 

Criminal law is the body of law that relates to crime. It regulates social conduct and prescribes whatever is threatening, harmful, or otherwise endangering to the property, health, safety, and moral welfare of people. It includes the punishment of people who violate these laws.

Property Crimes:

Property Crimes are inclusive of the following charges:

  • Theft of Property

  • Theft of Services

  • Receiving Stolen Property

  • Forgery, Criminal Possession of Forged Instruments

  • Criminal Mischief

  • Theft by Deception

 

Crimes Against A Person:

These are the most aggressively prosecuted cases and they are the ones in which prosecutors push for a term of incarceration. The most sacred of all values in our society is that which holds the preservation of life and the protection from harm and danger to its members.

Crimes against persons include:

  *  Capital Murder

  • Murder

  • Manslaughter

  • Rape

  • Assault

  • Robbery

  • Child Abuse

  • Sexual Assault

 

The penalties vary from one year and a day to life in prison.

Drug Crimes:

Drug Crimes are inclusive of the following charges:

 

  • Unlawful Possession of a Controlled Substance (Prescription Drugs, Cocaine, Crack, Meth, Herion Marijuana)

  • Unlawful Possession of Marijuana

  • Trafficking

  • Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. 

Driving Under The Influence (DUI):

In Alabama there is a rebuttable presumption that a person whose blood alcohol content registering at 0.08 or higher is under the influence of alcohol. If you are found with a blood of 0.08 or higher you can be charged with driving under the influence of drugs or other intoxicants that may impair your ability to operate a motor vehicle, even if you are not actually driving at the time.