How do they determine if the death may be punishable by criminal action?
If the death was caused criminally, that is classified as a crime by the government, the one (or ones) responsible will be charged by law enforcement. Civil cases arise when there are disputes over the reasons behind the death, that someone else was directly and negligently responsible for the death. It is more difficult to prove guilt in a criminal case, which penalizes differently, imposing criminal sanctions. In civil cases, monetary judgments are awarded against the defendants. Contact a Iowa wrongful death attorney representing clients in Ankeny, Iowa today to schedule your initial consultation.
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