Criminal case citation?
What is the difference between "People of the State" and "State of" in criminal case citation? For instance _People of the State of Alabama v. John Smith_, shortened as "People v. John Smith", and _People of the State of Alabama v. John Smith_, shortened as "Alabama v. John Smith".
- 0110Lv 76 years agoFavorite Answer
People=County prosecutor (DA/State Attorney)bringing charges, usually criminal. State of=state prosecutor (attorney general) bringing charges, often civil.