The law can be divided into two broad branches; civil and criminal. Both branches have their own set of rules and processes, and both require different sets of knowledge. In most cases, lawyers will practice one or the other so a criminal lawyer won’t take on civil cases though they might offer advice. Some lawyers have the skill and experience to represent both sides efficiently. Here’s a look at the differences between these two fields.
What is Civil Law?
Civil Law deals with private disputes between people, organizations, and entities. These cases don’t involve violation of criminal law and are always filed by a private party. The judge presiding over the case will decide whether a party is liable or not and juries are rarely involved in such cases unless necessary.
What is Criminal Law?
Criminal law deals with crimes that cause physical, mental, or property damage in some form… Read more