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Case Types
Civil vs. Criminal Cases
Most legal matters filed in Nebraska state courts are classified as being civil or criminal in nature. 

Civil Cases 
  • Are disputes between private citizens, corporations, governmental bodies, or other organizations
  • May involve property or personal rights

Criminal Cases 
  • Are brought by the state against individuals or groups of individuals accused of committing a crime
  • Are initiated by the state because crimes are considered acts against all of society


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