Discuss the differences between civil and criminal courts. Is the line between these two courts absolutely definitive? If not, what types of cases might “blur the line” between both courts? Can you briefly describe a real world example where a case was tried in both courts?
How might you handle this case? I just had a 7 year old to to criminal court after sexual abuse by an adult male. She was my youngest child client to go to criminal court. I was really concerned that the defendant would be found not guilty due to her young age and no forensic evidence. I did address this with her and indicated that sometimes the jury get in wrong (she had been explained jury, judge, etc and visited the court room on 2 occasion). He was found guilty in 2 hours and the jury also eat lunch during that time.