Criminal Litigation


To either prosecute or defend oneself in a criminal matter Criminal Litigation is mainly the process of going to trial in a criminal court. It is specifically stated by the Due Process clause of the United States Constitution that individuals “may not be deprived of life, liberty or property without due process of law.” In common man’s terms this means that before the government actually orders the incarceration for an individual who allegedly has committed a crime, the person should have the chance to put forward his arguments before a court of law. There are various kinds of punishments and sentences for various kinds of offences and as per the gravity of the crime those are implemented. In either Federal or State Court criminal Litigation can take place depending on the nature of the crime.

Between civil and criminal Litigation there are a number of crucial differences. The most important thing about CRIMINAL LITIGATION is that it involves the prosecution of a defendant charged with a crime by the State or Federal government.  When there are matters between entities or individuals against each other for issues such as contract disputes and torts ir comes under the purview of CIVIL LAW.  The purpose of CIVIL LITIGATION is to “correct a wrong.” Whereas the idea of CRIMINAL LITIGATION is to punish the criminal, so that society remains safe.