Criminal Law includes Drug and alcohol offenses, like possession, and distribution of controlled substances, and public intoxication, and Driving Under the Influence of drugs or alcohol. In Kentucky we call this “DUI,” Driving Under the Influence. While Ohio’s term for it is “OMVI” Operating a Motor Vehicle Under the Influence.
Criminal Law includes theft, or wrongful disposition offenses like embezzlement. And Criminal Litigation also includes assault and battery charges, from a simple assault to felony assault, and sexual assault or rape.
Criminal Law involves a governmental entity, like a county, sate, or federal government imposing a set of behavioral standards on the general society by punishing individuals, the government believes has acted outside those standards.
Criminal Law always involves important constitutional rights of the accused. Often, when the government does not respect the rights of the accused, they are not permitted to punish.