I was arrested for criminal endangerment by accountability but my case was quickly dismissed and I got it expunged off my record. Now I have friends telling me they've seen my mugshot from this arrested used in gun safety training presentations by the police around town. Can the police use my picture and information like that? I thought once it was expunged they had to get rid of all that stuff.
Criminal law establishes the classifications of crimes, how guilt or innocence is determined, and the types of punishment or rehabilitation that may be imposed.
Criminal charges are formal accusations in court that someone has committed a crime. Criminal charges have many classifications and degrees of severity.