What is Criminal Law?

What is Criminal Law?

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Criminal law is relevant if you have committed an act that is liable to criminal punishment, ranging from traffic offences to murder. The prosecution must prove that the accused committed the physical act with a particular mental state, the elements of which vary according to the offence. You may choose to submit a plea of guilty, which in normal circumstances may grant you a ⅓ penalty deduction, or face trial and defend your innocence against prosecution.

Example

Dennis leads a double life. During the day, he is a

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