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Criminal Law


Criminal Law is generally defined as the law which for the purpose of preventing harm to society; (1) declares what conduct is criminal and (2) prescribes punishment to be imposed for such conduct. While Criminal Law includes the definition of specific offenses and general principles of liability, the substantive Criminal Laws are commonly set out in criminal or penal codes. Criminal Law also includes the procedure through which a criminal case progresses; commencing with the initial investigation of an alleged criminal act and concluding with the Court determining if a person bears responsibility to the community for the act. Criminal procedure more generically describes a network of laws, rules and regulations which govern the procedural administration of the criminal justice system; the doctrine governing arrest; search and seizure; and release bonds. These are matters of great concern to the judicial system as well as evidentiary and proof of the fact matters.David L Moore, P.A. Attorneys at Law Criminal Law Attorney

The State of Arkansas’ criminal offenses are listed and defined in Title V of the Arkansas Code Annotated. Criminal offenses contain issues as minor as traffic offenses up to and including offenses involving capital punishment. Representation on behalf of alleged felony offenders are largely pursued in the form of a jury trial. Penalties may range from suspended sentences, and drug court up to and including life without parole or the penalty of death. However, less serious offenses below the felony level are generally brought before the District Court serving that particular jurisdiction of Arkansas. District Court cases involve allegations of the commission of offense or offenses up to and including a Class A misdemeanor defined offense. Penalties may range from up to and including one year of incarceration and/or a maximum fine of $2,500.00.

The Law Offices of David L. Moore, P.A. have been providing criminal defense representation on behalf of individuals since 1991. Our practice has tried cases at the Federal, State and local level with trials to a jury and to a Judge alone.

We welcome your basic questions and the opportunity to provide you with legal defense representation in the event that a criminal allegation is lodged against you.

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