Our Legal System

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Our Legal System

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Our Legal System
1 Criminal Law
1.1 Civil Law
1.1.1 cases that involve a plaintiff suing another person for damages and more plaintiff the person filing the lawsuit defendant the person being sued
1.1.2 Tort is a fancy name for civil law
1.2 Misdemeanors
1.2.1 Less serious crimes that are punishable with less than 1 year in prison
1.2.2 Examples Larceny (shoplifting) Prostitution Trespassing
1.3 Felonies
1.3.1 Examples Homicide (aka murder) Robbery Burglary aka breaking and entering
1.3.2 More serious crimes
2 Constitutional Law
2.1 Administrative Law
2.1.1 governs the act of administrative agencies of government Examples tribunals boards commissions
2.1.2 considered a branch of public law
2.2 cases over constitutional issues
2.2.1 Gideon v. Wainwright established right to a lawyer 6th amendment fair, speedy, public trial right to trial by jury
3 Us Federal Court System
3.1 U.S. Supreme Court
3.1.1 U.S. Courts of Appeals U.S. District Courts
4 NC State Court System
4.1 NC Supreme Court
4.1.1 NC Court of Appeals Superior Court District Court
5 The steps of a Criminal Case
5.1 Arraignment
5.1.1 Preliminary Hearing Superior Court Arraignment Pretrial Hearing and Motions Jury Trial
6 Gideon V. Wainwright- The case where we were won the right to a lawyer
6.1 Miranda V. Arizona- The case where we won the the right to have our rights read to us if we are arrested
6.1.1 Mapp V. Ohio- We won the right to not be searched unless a warrant is granted to those persons wanting to search Gregg V. Georgia- Reaffirmed our use of the Death Penalty Exclusionary Rule Death Penalty Search Warrant
6.1.2 Miranda Rights
6.2 6th Amendment
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