Civil Case vs. Criminal Case: What’s the Difference?

A civil case is one that involves an illegal action made towards an individual or corporation. An example would be an employee discrimination case. A criminal case is one that affects society and results in penalties such as jail time or fines. Examples of criminal charges include drug possession and operating while intoxicated (OWI). You can rely on us to protect your rights if you are accused of or charged with a criminal offense in Wisconsin.