Our Legal System

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Mind Map by celandreth, updated more than 1 year ago
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A mind map about the United States Legal Systems

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Our Legal System
  1. Criminal Law
    1. Misdemenors
      1. Less serious crimes that are punishable by less than one year in prison
        1. Examples
          1. Larceny
            1. Prostitution
              1. Vandalism
            2. Felonies
              1. More serious crimes that are punishable by up to life in prison
                1. Examples
                  1. Homicide
                    1. Robbery
                      1. Burglary
                  2. Civil Law
                    1. Cases with private relations between members of a community rather than criminal, military, or religious affairs.
                      1. Examples
                        1. Suing someone for damages
                          1. Suing someone for suffering
                          2. Tort Law
                            1. A branch of civil law that is concerned with personal injury and civil wrongdoing.
                            2. Plaintiff
                              1. People who file lawsuits
                              2. Defendant
                                1. People who are being sued.
                              3. Constitutional Law
                                1. Cases over Constitutional Issues
                                  1. Gideon v. Wainwright
                                    1. Established right to a lawyer for everyone.
                                      1. Sixth Amendment
                                        1. Right to trial by jury
                                          1. Fair, speedy, public trial.
                                            1. Right to a lawyer.
                                    2. Administrative Law
                                      1. A law created by a government agency.
                                        1. Much of government and its public programs operate largely through various agencies on different levels: federal, state, county, and city.
                                          1. Examples
                                            1. Blocking out certain words on the radio
                                              1. Restaurant ratings
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