Answer: The working procedures are different for Civil courts and criminal courts.
The following are the three differences between a civil pretrial procedures and criminal pretrial procedures:
In the criminal pretrial procedures the case is filled against the accused supposed to be criminal and in the case of civil pretrial procedure the person filling the case is plaintiff and the person whom the case is filled is defendant. But in cases of domestic relations the person filling the case is petitioner and the case is filled against the respondent.
In criminal pretrial the prosecution branch notices the charges on the accused and the accused can apply for the bail whereas in the case of civil pretrial the plaintiff brings the facts and ask for compensation of damages caused in the court of law. The plaintiff claims the summon against defendant to attend the court proceedings.
After obtaining the notice the defendant gets certain time period of time to admit or deny the allegations made by the complaint in the case of civil pretrial but in the case of criminal pretrial the accused is subjected to be convicted on the basis of evidences against him or her.