Smith and Shipley, Attorneys at Law, located in Beaumont, Texas, have many years of experience in Criminal law means crimes that may establish punishments. In contrast, Criminal Procedure describes the process through which the criminal laws are enforced. In instances where an individual fails to adhere to a particular criminal statute, he or she commits a criminal act by breaking the law.
Each crime carries a maximum penalty. That penalty is the most amount of time that a person can spend in jail if they’re convicted of the offense. A criminal offense often has other penalties such as a fine, probation and placing a record of the offense on a person’s public, criminal history.