criminal case

  

Definition

Prosecution by the State of a person or organization, for committing a public wrong considered an offense against the State. Standard of proof for crimes is higher than for civil wrongs (torts) and, for major crimes such as a murder, guilt must be established beyond a reasonable doubt (see proof beyond a reasonable doubt). Also called criminal suit.

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  • Sometimes as a last resort you may need to bring a criminal case on someone who has wronged your company to many times.

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  • If someone pulls a big enough theft from your company you may want to bring them up for a criminal case.

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  • I was asking my brother about law school and if he would be on the murder trail, but he explained to me that it was a criminal case and he worked in the civil area of law.

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