Criminal Charges

Being accused of a criminal charge is a very difficult situation for all. The criminal justice system in the United States is complex and there are many types of crimes. These offenses are usually classified by gravity and each one has a number of basic elements and defenses. It is important to know that the criminal law is different depending on the type of crime and/or the state where they occur. In addition, what is considered a crime in a state does not necessarily have to be so in another.
In this section you can find resources and information on the different types of crimes, both serious and minor. In the following links you can find more information.

Serious Crimes

Serious Crimes

Serious crimes (felonies) are the type of most serious offence in the united States. Many jurisdictions classify these offenses in different categories so that a previous offender who commits a crime particularly serious to receive a more severe punishment than an offender …
Misdemeanors

Misdemeanors

All crimes in the united States are classified according to their severity. A misdemeanor (“misdemeanor”) is a type of crime less serious than a felony (“felony”) and more serious than a violation. Typically, the more serious the charges, the more it will …
Violations

Violations

Is called the violation to the violation of an administrative regulation, ordinance or local code, and, in some jurisdictions include traffic offences. Infractions, also known as administrative offences, are treated as offenses civil and not result in a jail sentence or even …
Abandonment of Children

Abandonment of Children

Child abandonment occurs when a parent, guardian, or person in charge of a child leaves the child without any consideration for their physical health, safety or welfare and with the intention of quitting completely; in some cases, it also happens when you …
child abuse

Child Abuse: General Description

Child abuse: Definition Child abuse is broadly defined in many states as any type of cruelty inflicted upon a child, including mental abuse, physical harm, neglect and abuse or sexual exploitation.  In many states certain individuals and caregivers have an obligation to report …
Child abuse: Sanctions and penalties

Child abuse: Sanctions and penalties

A person accused of child abuse faces a range of sanctions and penalties possible depending on several factors. These include the state in which it occurred, the abuse, the age of the child, if the offense included sexual abuse, if the child …