Criminal Law deals with offenses against the social order. Under the Common Law jurisdiction, crimes disturb the sovereign; it is up to the agents of the sovereign to prosecute those offenders. Criminal Law is different from Civil Law. The main objective of Criminal Law is deterrence and punishment, while that of Civil Law is compensation.
Criminal offenses contain two different elements that determine the extent of the offense: The physical act, and the mental state in which the act was done. The Criminal Law also allows the defense to defend their acts to bring about lesser or negate their criminal responsibility and specifies the punishment appropriate for the criminal act. Criminal Law does not need a victim or the consent of the victim to prosecute an offender.
Criminal Law has been set up to regulate the behavior of individuals and groups so that they follow the social norms. If you think you have been falsely accused of a criminal act, you need the services of a competent and professional criminal lawyer to help you. Since Criminal Laws can be quite complicated, it is best to hire an experienced lawyer to ensure that the case goes in your favor.