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  1. 1. Legal Rights and responsibilitiesEQs-Sources of Laws1.  What are the functions of Laws.Laws are put in place as a justice system. They also provide structure.2. What are the sources of laws in the United States?Laws must be constitutional. They go through the bill process in order to become an actual law.3. In detail describe the differences of Criminal and civil law.(detail of crimes againsproperty,torts and civil law.)Criminal Law is when a person commits a crime based on the state’s penal code or systems oflaws and punishments. These can go through the five different courts: Magistrate, District,Superior, Appeals, and Supreme Court. All twelve must have a unanimous decision to convict theperson as guilty. Civil Law is a disagreement between two parties based on liability ofnegligence. This goes through three courts: Divorce, Small Claims, and Superior. A majorityrules vote is needed for a person to be found guilty.4. Describe in detail 3 other types of US law.(Constitutional,Statutory and Administrative Law).Constitutional- this is law that occurs with the use of the branches legislative, executive, andjudiciaryStatutory- based on statutes which are subordinate to the higher constitutional lawsAdministrative- law that governs the administrative agencies within the government5. Describe in detail the legal rights of an accused person and list the amendments and sectionsof the constitution that guarantees those rights.Cannot have unwarranted search and seizure - 4th amendmentCounsel must be provided to defendants unable to afford one - 14th amendmentRight to due process - 5th amendmentRight to speedy trial and jury - 6th amendmentJury required for civil cases - 7th amendments6. List and describe the steps in a criminal and civil case.Civil:Divorce CourtSmall Claims CourtSuperior CourtCriminal:Magistrate (local)District (minor cases - small claims under $5,000)Superior (felonies)State Court of Appeals (appealed due to unfair trial)Supreme CourtTara Pawlyk Thursday, May 16, 2013 8:15:17 AM ET 04:0c:ce:d3:10:88
  2. 2. 7. Describe the types of punishments for those that are convicted of a crime.- Jail time- Community service- Death penalty8. Begin the process of learning the 36 court cases. We will review and take quizzes and test onthe court cases.Tara Pawlyk Thursday, May 16, 2013 8:15:17 AM ET 04:0c:ce:d3:10:88

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