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    Being Tried both Civilly and Criminally for Same Event

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    Why can someone be tried both civilly and criminally for the same event?

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    Criminal and Civil Law

    Criminal Law : Concerns the relationship between the government and a citizen accused of breaking the law. Even though you are the person who is assaulted or robbed, the government is the only agent which can punish the person within a criminal proceedings. As law is the glue that holds civilization together, the government has as overriding interest in upholding the law. As such, the government takes an ...

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    This solution discusses how an individual may be tried both criminally and civilly for the same crime or event and includes some real-world examples such as the O.J. Simpson Trial. The solution is approximately 250 words.