well, there is such thing as a criminal suit because, guess what, the state is suing you.Bubba Jimmy;745414]Civil suits are entirely independent of criminal charges, and the burden of proof is very different. There is no such thing as a criminal "suit".
from an attorney's website
but hey, maybe it's just me. You are free to look around and see that, while it is not the most commonly used term, it is a proper term.What is the difference between a criminal lawsuit and a civil law suit?
Friday, August 23rd, 2013Criminal and civil lawsuits are different in both objective and in the results. While a criminal case involves government prosecution of an individual for an act classified as a crime, in a civil suit, individuals or organization bring suit to resolve a dispute or seek damages. In criminal cases, the state acting through a prosecutor must show guilt beyond a reasonable doubt. And the plaintiff In civil cases is required only to show the defendant is liable
as to the other part, as my kids used to say when they were teens:
.A finding of civil liability does not mean a person is criminally guilty
again: no duh!!
".actually, it can be and in this situation, that is exactly what it is. The intent is to make the person believe they are going to be prosecuted so they will pay.Informing someone that they can be sued is in no way a veiled threat.
I see. They have such interest, care, and concern for the thief that they feel the need to inform them of what could happen to them, but of course that only applies to a situation of being caught by somebody else. The point of telling them that is that it is a veiled threat. There is no other purpose.It is informing them of a potential consequence.