Criminal Law; Officers enforce laws written within a referable body ofstatutes,& theCounty, State, or Federalgovernment pick upthe case if they decide to prosecute.
Civil Law; Officials respond to “Verified Complaints of Damaged Parties” (the Plaintiff), & make arrests OR “serve papers” to the Defendant so that they are to appear in court. If the Defendant misses their appearance, it is a Criminal offense.
How the U.S. Judicial System is Designed to Enable The People to Fix the System when used as Designed