notes 4.18 - American Government notes 4/18 Criminal Law vs...

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American Government notes 4/18 Criminal Law vs Civil Law Criminal Law An individual has violated law/code o State statutes o City ordinance – not necessarily criminal Felony – higher crime = Prison Ex: Murder Once released = parole Misdemeanors – lower crime = County jail Ex: possession of drugs Once released = probation Accused – Defendant County or District Attorney – Plaintiff or Prosecutor Most cases end in a
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