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Federal Criminal Defense Attorney
John D. Kirby in San Diego, CA

Crime refers to a deliberate offense that someone, whether they were coerced or not, performs. There are many forms of crime. Our criminal defense attorney at the Law Offices of John D. Kirby represents clients facing both federal and state crimes, whether misdemeanor, wobbler, or a felony. These crimes are divided into four major classifications.

Classifications of criminal law

There are four types of criminal law, including:

  • Personal: Personal crimes are those committed against a person, which affects them physically or psychologically. Rape, aggravated assault, and murder are examples of these crimes. While robbery is also categorized as a crime against property, it can also be considered a personal crime as it causes physical and emotional distress to a victim.
  • Property: Property crimes are offenses committed against someone’s property. Fraud, forgery, theft, and robbery are classified as crimes against property.
  • Inchoate: These offenses are crimes committed to fulfill another crime. Conspiracy, attempt and bribery are two of the most common types of inchoate offenses.
  • Statutory: Statutory crimes are crimes committed against the government. Drug trafficking, insider trading, statutory rape, and drunk driving are statutory crimes.

At a consultation, we can explain which classification your charges lay in. From there, we can explain possible penalties associated with these charges if you are convicted. During this meeting, we will listen to the details of your case and answer any questions you have about the upcoming legal process.

Call to Schedule a Free Consultation With a Criminal Defense Lawyer Today

If you or a loved one has been charged with a federal crime, call to schedule a free consultation with a criminal defense attorney. The experienced legal professionals at the Law Offices of John D. Kirby will investigate the facts of your case and give you an effective and strong defense that will help you get your charges dismissed or reduced. To schedule a consultation, give us a call at 619-557-0100 and speak with our friendly and experienced legal team.