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Dating back to 1754 BC and the code of Hammurabi, the practice of establishing a written code of conduct to ensure that individuals will receive adequate punishment for their transgressions has been a long-standing one in organized society. In today’s United States, there are two sets of regulatory criminal laws that must be considered when prosecuting someone for their crimes; the criminal code for each state as well as our federal criminal law, found in Title 18 of the US Code. Even though both types of criminal codes are heavily based on the Model Penal Code (MPC), Congress has limited power to establish criminal laws, meaning that most state penal codes are far more intricate than the federal US Code.

To overcome the odds and have them play in your and your client’s favor is to ensure that your team has access to the best litigation support services available. Independent court reporting firms like the ones featured amongst the NNRC collective have made quality litigation support with state of the art technology handled by an experienced, helpful staff their number one priority in addition to excellent real-time reporting services. For any successful criminal law attorneys who wish to help establish their client’s innocence, expert litigation support can ensure a positive outcome and a winning case.

Criminal Liability

Mens Reacriminal intent.

Actus Reus: a criminal act.

Principal in the first degree: those who actually commit a crime.

Principal in the second degree: those who aided, counseled, commanded, or encouraged the perpetrator in the actual commission of a crime.

Accessory before the fact: those who aided, counseled, commanded, or encouraged the perpetrator to commit the crime, without actually being present at the moment of perpetration.

Accessory after the fact: those who aid an individual, knowing him or her to be a criminal, in an effort to hinder the individual’s detection, arrest, trial, or punishment.

Criminal Defenses

Failure of Proof: an individual’s simplest defense in a criminal prosecution is to claim that the prosecution has not or cannot prove an element of the offense.

Mistakes: in certain circumstances, an individual’s mistake can be used as a defense.

  • Mistake of Law
  • Mistake of Fact

Justifications: defenses that, if applicable, justify an individual’s conduct.

  • Self-Defense
  • Defense of property
  • Defense of Others
  • Necessity
  • Excuses
  • Duress
  • Intoxication
  • Insanity

Penal Code by State

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For a personal recommendation to court reporting agencies that work collectively to produce accurate and timely deposition transcripts, legal video recordings, video conferencing and other litigation support, depend on the National Network of Reporting Companies. Our select members, strategically located throughout the United States, Canada and Europe, uphold the highest ethical standards. NNRC partners know each other personally and work in concert to provide court reporting and video conferencing services for out-of-town cases as well as depositions spread out in multiple locations. You can be assured of quality results when the NNRC’s national and global court reporters provide legal services.