Criminal law deals with “public” wrongs that the state or the federal government considers “crimes” as opposed to civil law which includes, tort (civil wrongs) and disputes between individuals/businesses. Governmental bodies, including the federal government, states, and cities, through the legislative bodies define and through prosecutors prosecute crimes from simple traffic violations to felonies such as robbery, rape and murder.
Lawyers representing the government in prosecution of individuals and sometimes companies are called prosecutors.
The lawyers who represent the persons charged with a crime, or the defendants, are called criminal defense attorneys. If you have been charged with a crime, it is essential that you seek legal counsel from an experienced criminal defense attorney immediately to preserve and protect your rights. Michael Payman Kade, Esq. of Law Offices of Michael P. Kade is an experienced criminal defense lawyer and a former police officer. Michael P. Kade has been representing criminal defendants since 1999.