There are two main kinds of court cases in the state of California – criminal and civil. In criminal cases, the State charges a defendant with violating a criminal law. Civil law deals with disputes between individuals, organizations or a combination of the two. In these cases, the plaintiff sues the defendant over a dispute, often revolving around money or other financial damages.
There are a wide range of cases that can be categorized as civil litigation. These include -
- Sexual Harassment
- Invasion of Privacy
- Free Speech
- Racial Discrimination
While jail time is not a concern in a civil litigation cases, there can be high financial stakes at hand. Whether you are filing a civil suit against someone, or you are responding to a suit filed against you, you will want to retain counsel right away. It is in your best interest to work with a law firm that can offer you sound guidance and years of experience.
Our team at Pacheco and Reamer is talented and knowledgeable regarding all aspects of civil law in California. Call our office today to schedule a free consultation.