Essay about How Do The Potential Of A Civil Case Before The Court?

1012 Words Oct 17th, 2016 5 Pages
1. How do the potential consequences differ in civil v. criminal cases?
Civil cases are disputes between two businesses or two individuals regarding the legal duties and responsibilities they owe one another and the accountability for the damage he or her causes to the other. Civil cases generally only result in monetary damages for the person or business caused the problem.

Criminal cases on the other hand, are a situation where a person or a business, commit an act that is against the law. The act is called a crime and can be prosecuted by a State or the Federal Government. The potential consequences can be jail or prison time, payment of heavy fines, or have probation, for violating the law.

2. Who can bring a civil case before the court?
Any person or business that suffers harm can bring a civil case before the court.

Who brings criminal cases before the court?
It is only the government who can initiate a criminal case, with the U.S. attorney’s general (A.G.) or District attorney (D.A), in coordination with a law enforcement agency.

3. Can the same set of facts give rise to both a "civil" and "criminal" case?
Yes, the same set of facts can give rise to both civil and criminals’ case.

Briefly explain your answer?
For example, when someone commits a murder, he or her can face criminal and civil cases. For the criminal case, he or her will face prison time and for the civil case, the will have to pay money for the damage they caused to the family. Like the OJ…

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