What is a crime?

In legal terms, crime is defined as any act or omission that violates a law and results in a formal punishment. The punishment will depend on the severity of the crime and the state where the crime is committed. When being charged with a crime, you will be subject to three sets of laws: 1) federal laws, 2) state laws, and 3) local city and municipality laws.

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