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Criminal Law Explained - April Newsletter

13th April 2016

Welcome to my APRIL Newsletter!

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Today I wish to discuss forgiveness of mistakes and the law. Please consider the following three quotes for your consideration:
 
1.      Everyone makes mistakes in life, but that doesn’t mean they have to pay for them the rest of their life. Sometimes good people make bad choices. It doesn’t mean they’re bad ... it means they’re human.
         Anon
 
2.      You have to learn to forgive because everybody makes mistakes.
         Anon
 
3.      The reality is people mess up. Don’t let one mistake ruin a beautiful thing.
         Unknown
 
The law is divided into two sections:
 
a.       Criminal Law, which is the law to govern the behaviour of people in society for the benefit of society. It is the law which the police usually maintain and uphold. When someone breaks the criminal law, the government in the name of the Crown, prosecutes him or her. Examples of criminal law include assault (to intentionally or recklessly cause someone to be afraid of you attacking them), speeding, drink driving, using illegal substances and the like.
 
b.      Civil Law that is the law that governs the behaviour between people such as contract disputes both commercial and family, debt recovery, bankruptcy etcetera.
 
I wish to discuss criminal law and how the legislators in framing the law realised that good people make mistakes. They have considered how it could be unfair to punish a good person who has made a minor mistake. They believed that in certain circumstances it would be unfair that they suffer the consequences as set down by legislation.

At Jeffrey Choy legal we represent many different criminal cases and we have very experienced criminal lawyers on hand to assist with all matters.  For the purposes of this newsletter and providing as much information as possible in an easy accesible format i have continued this topic into our criminal law section. Please feel free to view the remainder of this topic there and of course if you have any questions please let me know.

Hoping this information is of assistance and wishing you a great day.

Regards, Jeffrey Choy

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