FAQ: Criminal Defense
1. What is a capital offense?
A crime for which the death penalty may be imposed.
2. What is a common-law crime?
A crime that is punishable under the common law, rather than by force of statute.
3. What is common law?
The body of law derived from judicial decisions, rather than from statutes or constitutions
4. What is a computer crime?
A crime requiring knowledge of computer technology, such as sabotaging or stealing computer data or using a computer to commit some other crime.
5. What is corporate crime?
A crime committed wither by a corporate body or its representatives acting on its behalf.
6. What is a crime of omission?
An offense that carries as its material component the failure to act.
7. What is a crime of passion?
A crime committed in the heat of an emotionally charges moment, with no opportunity to reflect on what is happening.
8. What is a federal crime?
A criminal offense under a federal statute.
9. What is hate crime?
A crime motivated by the victim’s race, color, ethnicity, religion, or national origin.
10. What is white collar crime?
A nonviolent crime usually involving cheating or dishonesty in commercial matters. A Minneapolis Criminal Defense Attorney at the Caplan & Tamburino Law Firm can help you today.