What is the difference in Civil and Criminal Cases?
  • Civil - disagreement or damages suffered/incurred over $24,999. Money is usually the award.
  • Criminal - charges of breaking the law with the punishment of jail, probation/parole, fines or a combination of all of these where the punishment is one year or more incarcerated and the damages/fines exceed $25,000. These are known as felonies.

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1. What role does the Circuit Court Clerk play in jury service?
2. How are jurors selected?
3. Mail out of summons - how does that work?
4. How long do you serve?
5. What does a Grand Jury do?
6. What is the difference in Civil and Criminal Cases?
7. What does jury service pay in Benton County?
8. How do you get on an actual petite jury to decide a case?