Types Of Law

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It is easy to state that the two major types of laws are civil law and criminal law. Civil law is the area of regulation and adjudication based on disputes between private parties, corporations, government agencies and individuals. The common law is the body of law that applies to all people in America, regardless of any social status or legally ordained norms. Criminal law deals with offenses against the state, government or society, or are punishable by a prison term, such as murder, theft, rape, arson, embezzlement, spree shooting, assault, battery, sexual assault, domestic violence, kidnapping and other felonious crimes. A person accused of committing any of these crimes can use the common law defense to argue their innocence.

Many criminal defense lawyers today focus only on civil law. According to them, the greatest bulwarks against the common law is the equality clause, or due process clause. For instance, in cases where there has been racial discrimination, national origin discrimination, gender discrimination, age discrimination, religious discrimination and more, the common law must have something to offer its citizens to protect them against the injustice meted out to them in the past. The National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDL) recognizes that the civil law system does not provide an equal playing field for all individuals and that it is necessary for criminal defense lawyers to concentrate on civil law cases, even when those cases involve clients who are not from a disadvantaged minority.

One branch of the legal system that has developed out of the common law is tort law. Tort law covers wrongs of a nature that stem from the actions or inaction of others. For example, there are accidents that occur on the property, health issues that arise from health care related negligence, and legal liability that arises from breaches of contract, slander or libel. There is a common misconception that this is the body of law that deals with damages to property. While it may be the basis for many lawsuits, it also covers the damages caused by libel and slander, and torts such as false arrest, malicious prosecution, invasion of privacy, and similar claims. This branch of the legal system also includes torts that deal with damages to reputation, such as defamation, professional negligence, and false arrest or malicious prosecution.

Another branch of the legal system that some people do not recognize belongs in the realm of criminal law. Criminal law focuses on criminal acts, such as murder, arson, assault, burglary, sexual assault, DUI/DWI, and drug crime. While these cases differ from civil law in many ways, the protections provided are no different from those provided for civil rights. This is because all laws, even murder and arson, are considered crimes.

People who need lawyers are many. If you have been the victim of any type of tort law, such as slander, malicious prosecution, invasion of privacy, intentional tort, false arrest or malicious prosecution, sexual assault, battery, and other related claims, you should contact Dallas lawyers. They can assist you in fighting for compensation against those who harmed you. Compensation often depends on the nature of the injury. No one, whether a corporation, a private individual, or government agency, can do away with your rights. It is important that you protect your rights by consulting with a qualified Dallas criminal lawyer.