Good grief, all your links actually prove nothing, except you are wrongin regards to Australia.
Originally Posted by Da Swami
The link you provide about the HIV transmission case is the opposite of what I am saying. It is the a civil case where the evidence has turned into a criminal trial. It is not a criminal trial where a person has been found not guilty of a crime and then been sued in a civil trial by the victim.
The other link you provided is from a school webiste for kids. This is for kids in Year 9 in Australia (basically 14-15 years old). Even on this site the first two sentences under civil law states:
And further down:
Criminal law involves a relationship between the Crown (State) and an individual. Civil law, on the other hand, involves resolving all other disputes. Civil law, for example, covers accidents, contract disputes, or the dividing up of a will. In general, civil law deals with private disputes between private people or organisations.
So even though you are scraping the bottom of the barrel on websites to prove your point, you have actually proved me right with your own references on Australia.
Custodial sentences are almost never an available course of action against those accused of breaking civil laws, unless someone has disobeyed an order of a judge (such as ignoring an injunction against continuing work on a construction site).
Oh, and thanks for your insult in another posts telling me to lay of the drink.
Also, who hijacked the thread getting on his legal high horse? Pretty sure it was not me.
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