Case Analysis : ' Jerk And A Liar ' And ' Dr. Peters '
When it comes to Sam and Dr. Peters they both, in terms, can deal with civil or criminal capacity. For Sam, he can be liable in both civil and criminal. For civil it is due to the Libel, “the spreading of damaging statements in written form, including pictures, cartoons, and effigies” (Liuzzo, 2016, p. 52). That is because he had written the later that was published in the newspaper calling Dr. Peter a “Jerk and a liar”. For criminal it is because of the Sam broke in Dr. Peters Dental office committing a burglary, because he was illegally entering with purpose to committing a crime (Liuzzo, 2016, p. 52), which can also be charged as a felony, which is a crime punishable by imprisonment in federal or state for a year or more (Liuzzo, 2016, p.52). Now for Dr. Peters he can be liable for civil capacity because of the pretense of the verbal contract that was discussed on November 2.
Since a verbal contract was created Dr. Peter would be a defendant if Sam decided to put him through a civil trial. If this becomes a bench trial, where only a judge is involved, Dr. Peter may win because those it was a verbal contract it