Civil law: seeks to resolve non-criminal disputes such as disagreements over the meaning of contracts, estate planning, estates and trusts, wills and will contests, insurance, property ownership and damages for personal and property damage. A civil court is a place where people can solve their problems with people peacefully. The function of civil law is to provide a legal remedy.
Criminal law: governs crimes, including felonies and misdemeanors. Crimes are generally referred to as offenses against the state. The standard of proof for crimes is "beyond a reasonable doubt." Know your rights and protect yourself today.