State or federal government bring criminal actions against parties that are accused of violating the law and civil actions are non-criminal acts brought against those accused of violating private rights. Examples of crim... More » Government & Politics Law

Criminal identification is the cataloging of the characteristics of a person who has committed a crime for the first time or using those characteristics to identify a repeat offender. Civil identification may use some of... More » Government & Politics Crime

In a civil traffic case, the defendant does not have the right to see the evidence against him, the officer who issued the ticket does not have to show up for court, and guilt does not have to be proved beyond a reasonab... More » Government & Politics Law Driving Laws
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