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criminal law

a body of rules which the State imposes upon individuals for the protection of other individuals and to restrain antisocial behaviour. Criminal law covers such crimes as theft and fraud. Prosecution of the accused is at the instance of the State and could result in imprisonment or fines as a punishment if the accused is found guilty.
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57) Defence Lawyer 9 went on to invoke celebrated criminal lawyer Arthur Martin's analogy to a surgeon and patient, "And I do the comparison, like, in the world of medicine, you can agree to an operation, but once you agree to an operation, you can't tell the doctor how to do it.
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