Criminal Attorney Oklahoma Defense Lawyer Adam R. Banner OKLAHOMA CRIMINAL DEFENSE ATTORNEY AT LAW


Civil law generally pertains to private litigation between two or more citizens. Civil law is a very broad label for all of the underlying legal fields that allow citizens the ability to settle disputes in a court of law and thus receive a binding disposition as to the conflict in question. The remedies available in civil suits are typically limited to money damages and/or injunctions.

Criminal law involves a citizen or a business being prosecuted by either a state or the federal government. The rules of the federal government and all individual state governments are codified into statutes. If the state or federal government believes that an individual has violated the rules set forth in its statutes, then the government will attempt to punish the individual for the alleged violation. The remedies available in criminal prosecutions can range from a small fine or community service to life imprisonment or death.