Criminal Law

Criminal Law

Criminal law is the body of law that relates to crime. It proscribes conduct perceived as threatening, harmful, or otherwise endangering to the property, health, safety, and moral welfare of people inclusive of one’s self. Most criminal law is established by statute, which is to say that the laws are enacted by a legislature.


Criminal intent must be formed before the act, and it must unite with the act. It need not exist for any given length of time before the act; the intent and the act can be as instantaneous as simultaneous or successive thoughts.A jury may be permitted to infer criminal intent from facts that would lead a reasonable person to believe that it existed. For example, the intent to commit Burglary may be inferred from the accused’s possession of tools for picking locks.

Matters We Handle, Legal Fees — and Your Next Steps

Criminal law includes the punishment and rehabilitation of people who violate such laws. Criminal law varies according to jurisdiction, and differs from civil law, where emphasis is more on dispute resolution and victim compensation, rather than on punishment or rehabilitation. Criminal procedure is a formalized official activity that authenticates the fact of commission of a crime and authorizes punitive or rehabilitative treatment of the offender.

  • Breach of contract
  • Breach of fiduciary duty
  • Business torts
  • Deceptive trade practices
  • Covenants not to compete
  • Partnership disputes
  • Unfair competition
  • Fraud
  • Fraudulent transfer, and
  • Tortious interference.

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Legal Guidance Customized for Your Business Needs

Amaas Law can’t provide legal advice directly, but I can help you navigate getting the right legal guidance for your business needs. Here are some steps:

  1. Identify your specific needs: Consider what legal areas are most relevant to your business. This could include:

    • Business structure: Choosing the right legal structure like LLC, corporation, or sole proprietorship.
    • Contracts: Ensuring you have proper contracts with clients, vendors, and employees.
    • Intellectual property: Protecting trademarks, copyrights, or patents.
    • Compliance: Following regulations specific to your industry.
  2. Explore online resources: Many government websites and bar associations offer free legal resources for small businesses.

  3. Seek professional help: Consulting a business lawyer is the best way to get customized legal guidance. Look for a lawyer with experience in your industry.

Here are some additional tips:

  • Be clear about your budget: Legal fees can vary, so discuss costs upfront with your lawyer.
  • Prepare for your consultation: Have a list of questions and concerns ready.
  • Don’t be afraid to ask questions: A good lawyer will explain things in a way you can understand.

Remember, having the right legal foundation is crucial for protecting your business and ensuring its success.