Criminal law is an adversarial legal process handled via the courts. However, it concerns only criminal matters. As such, charges are brought by the state for contravening criminal law explicitly laid out in legislation.
The aim of criminal law is to impose punitive measures upon the alleged criminal whereby he or she would then rehabilitate from. Measures imposed range from unpaid community service and work to imprisonment.
The processes within criminal law begin extremely early, even before prosecution is considered. There are rules governing the behaviour and conduct of the police and their interaction with individuals. The following of these rules could have a significant impact later on in the case when considering if a case should even proceed to court.
Our representatives and network of solicitors are ready to guide you through this process should you have trouble within criminal law.