The area of criminal law deals with the countless rules and statues which Congress and state legislatures have determined cause harm to the general community. It also encompasses the procedure beginning with the formal charge being filed and ending with a trial. Criminal charges can range from possession of illegal drugs and driving under the influence to murder. Criminal Defendants have numerous rights throughout this process, many of which come directly from the U.S. Constitution. It is important that the accused be informed of those rights and have someone with experience at their side to guarantee their rights are protected.