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crim·i·nal law

(krimĭ-năl law)
Legislation dealing with crime and its punishment.

criminal law

The area of the law relating to violations of statutes that pertain to public offenses or acts committed against the public. For example, a health care provider can be prosecuted for criminal acts such as assault and battery, fraud, and abuse.
See also: law

criminal law

the law as defined in the Crimes Act, or similar relevant act, which defines what are criminal offences and therefore come within the scope of the Act. The attitude taken is that the part of the offended party in the confrontation to be enacted is the state acting as the champion of all the people.
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At present, the criminal cases against most of the members of an organised group have been directed to the court.
Consequently, the following account of the judicial system and its officials is grounded largely on an analysis of almost 7,400 criminal cases processed in the lower courts of the viceregal capital between the early 1780s and 1810.
But once negotiations to secure Lewinsky's cooperation collapsed in early February 1998--largely because of the buffoonish conduct of Lewinsky's then-lawyer, William Ginsberg--Starr found himself in the same situation he had faced with Susan McDougal: He had tantalizing evidence of felonious conduct, but without any reasonable hope of bringing a criminal case.
The often-cited reason is potential conflict between avenues of civil and criminal discovery if parallel civil and criminal cases proceed.
Ilyas Siddiqui counsel for Pervez Musharraf denied the allegations and said that being a former president his client has the immunity from criminal cases.
According to a report out of the 4,835 MPs and MLAs in the country, 1,448 are facing criminal cases.
One, you may file a criminal case for the crime of the dishonoured cheque, and secondly you may file a civil case for the value of the cheque.
Attorney's Office in the related civil and criminal cases against former USA Drug executive Garret Sorensen is going to cost them.
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1983), an Illinois criminal case involving a bank computer, also decided long before the advent of imaging
His criminal case ended in 1997, with the completion of his probation.