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why do we need the law
the law helps keep us safe and keep the government in check
how many different types of law are there
there are 8 which are criminal, civil, tort, family, public, international, administrative, and statutory
do we have legal protections in the constitution
yes we have amendments to protect our rights
what's a civil case
A lawsuit between people or groups which no laws were broken
what's a criminal case
case between the government and a person who broke the law
what happens during one of these cases
the procedures are arrest, preliminary hearing, indictment , arraignment, trial, and verdict