|Criminal Case||Civil Case|
|A criminal case is when an individual is arrested and charged with a crime.||A civil case is a lawsuit arising from one person suing another for “damages”. Damages are in the form of money.|
Plaintiff is the person bringing about the suit. in the case of a criminal matter, it will most often be referred to as “State vs” rather than a person’s name.
Affidavit is a sworn statement. These are used in both civil and criminal cases.
Statute of Limitations is the time frame set by legislation where affected parties need to take action to enforce rights or seek redress after injury or damage.