The Criminal Division handles criminal cases that are brought by the government against individuals or corporations accused of committing the crime. The government makes the charge because a crime is considered an act against all society. The state attorney prosecutes the charge against the accused (defendant) on behalf of the government and must prove to the judge or jury that the defendant is guilty beyond a reasonable doubt. There are two main classifications of crimes: felonies and misdemeanors. The more serious crimes are felonies, which are punishable by death, imprisonment for more than one year and/or fine. Misdemeanors are punishable by imprisonment for up to one year and/or fine.
CRIMINAL DIVISION PROGRAMS:
FELONY CASE MANAGEMENT