Criminal charges can forever change your life. We are experienced in helping clients and their families live through the disruption associated with facing such situations. We have handled criminal cases throughout the state. We know how to guide you through the system involving a number of issues, such as:
- Drug Offenses
- Vehicular Violations
- Sex Crimes
- Sentence Modification
- Concealed Weapons
- Violent Crimes
- Burglary / Theft
- Assault & Battery
- Cold Checks
- Criminal Appeals
- D.W.I / D.U.I.
- A.I / P.I.
Criminal Laws and their Sources
When a society and its government decide that certain conduct is dangerous to citizens, or damaging to the society as a whole, such conduct is labeled a “crime” and is made punishable by sanctions such as fines and imprisonment. Most crimes are identified in statutes that have been enacted by federal, state, and local government legislatures, in response to issues that affect the jurisdiction. For example, a city may determine that it is a crime to be drunk in public, while the federal government decides bank robbery is a federal crime, since most banks are federally insured.
Criminal Law is the name given to the branch of law that governs an individual’s relationship to the state. It includes the definitions of criminal offenses, which are usually established by Congress or state legislatures. The term “criminal law” also encompasses the rights of an accused and the criminal process, including arrest, arraignment, grand juries, pleas, discovery, pretrial hearings, trials, jury selection, evidence, motions, and post-trial remedies. The main purpose of the criminal law is to set forth the punishment for criminal offenses. In order to prove any crime, no matter how serious, the prosecutor must prove that the accused committed a guilty act with a guilty mind beyond a reasonable doubt.
Why the Law Offices of James E. Davis & Associates, PSC?
We can provide you with a Case Evaluation to assess the legal and factual viability of your case & develope an effective strategy with you to resolve your criminal issues with your best interests being the focus.