Palm Beach Criminal Law Attorney

Attorney Morgan McGrath and her team are here to represent you or your loved one in your criminal case. If your family or loved one has suffered from being a part of a wrongful death situation, Ms. McGrath and her team are standing by to assist you in this scary and often unpredictable time.

By Definition: criminal law, is a system of laws concerned with the punishment of individuals who commit crimes. A criminal prosecution involves the people as a whole deciding whether to punish an individual for one’s conduct or lack of conduct (i.e. omission). Just as the people decide which conduct to punish, so said people decide what punishment is appropriate. Punishments vary with the severity of the crime. It can range from a simple fine to loss of freedom.

Each individual state decides what conduct they designate a crime. Each state has its own criminal code. In addition to state law, Congress has also chosen to punish certain conduct, codifying federal criminal law. Criminal laws vary significantly among states and the Federal Government.

A “crime” is any act or omission in violation of a law prohibiting it, or omitted in violation of a law ordering it. The government cannot prosecute an individual for conduct that was not declared criminal at the time the individual acted. The Constitution explicitly forbids in Article 1, Sections 9 and 10 retroactively applicable criminal laws—ex post facto laws.

In general, Criminal Law asks and answers three questions:

  1. Did an individual commit a crime?
  2. Which crime did an individual commit?
  3. Does the individual have a defense?

An example of the cases that we accept are:

Aiding & Abetting, Arson, Aggravated Assault / Battery, Assault / Battery, Bribery, Burglary, Child Abandonment / Abuse, Child Pornography, Computer Crime, Conspiracy, Credit / Debit Card Fraud, Criminal Contempt of Court, Cyber Bullying, Disorderly Conduct, Disturbing the Peace, Domestic Violence, Drug Manufacturing and Cultivation, Drug Possession, Drug Trafficking / Distribution, DUI / DWI, Embezzlement, Extortion, Forgery, Fraud, Harassment, Hate Crimes, Homicide, Indecent Exposure, Identity Theft, Insurance Fraud, Kidnapping, Manslaughter: Involuntary / Voluntary, Medical Marijuana, Money Laundering, Murder: First-degree / Second-degree, Perjury, Probation Violation, Prostitution, Public Intoxication, Racketeering / RICO, Rape, Robbery, Securities Fraud, Sexual Assault, Shoplifting, Solicitation, Stalking, Statutory Rape, Tax Evasion / Fraud, Telemarketing Fraud, Theft / Larceny, Vandalism, White Collar Crimes, Wire Fraud

If you are looking for representation in a wrongful death suit, please call Attorney Morgan McGrath now at 786.303.5825 to speak with someone that can help start the legal process for you and your family.