In the early American Colonies children were not worth much. In 1641, the General Court of Massachusetts passed the stubborn child law, which stated that if children disobeyed their parents, their lives would have been ended. The Court based its law from the Book of Deuteronomy (21:18-21) of the Old Testament. Loosely stated, this law … Continue reading What is Juvenile Delinquency? Law Definition & Case History
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Since there are so many law and criminal show on television today, most people probably have hear the term, “Habeas Corpus,” but not many really know what it means. After reading this article, you will know what it means, and why it is used. Habeas Corpus is one of the oldest kinds of court actions … Continue reading What is Habeas Corpus? Writ & Law Definition
Evidence can be the most important part of a trial. It can either convict the accused, or set them free. There are specific types of evidence, and ways this evidence may be used during a trial. What evidence is and how it may be used will be explained here. There are four different types of … Continue reading What is Evidence? Types and Definitions
US Government History There were actually two different Constitutions, the first in 1776 and the one we use today was written in 1790, with the Bill of Rights added a year later. When the colonists arrived in what we call today the Untied States, they built and established colonies, from these colonies the first thirteen … Continue reading The Birth of the United States Constitution
Persons accuse of a crime are assumed to posses criminal responsibility. It is the general concept that people are free to choose either to commit a crime or not. Sometimes this is not the case, there are situations in life where a person has no choice in the matter whether to commit a crime or … Continue reading The Job of a Criminal Defense Attorney
Since most television shows and movies have to make the legal system look exciting, the shows we see depict the law as mysterious because the hero of the story is always investigating some heinous crime and looking for a killer of that crime. Most people probably never heard of the word Tort, and if they … Continue reading What is a Tort? Law Definition & Liability Examples
Before the Norman Conquest in 1066, England was populated by Anglo-Saxton tribes that regulated themselves through customs. When William conquered England in the same year, he proclaimed himself king and declared that all land, and all land-based rights, including the administration of justice, were now vested in the king. To make sure the local courts … Continue reading Procedural Law and How We Got Here
All of the laws in this country originate from England. Thankfully, many of the laws we have today are much kinder then when they were first originated. In early medieval Europe and England, disputed criminal charges were often decided by what was called back then an ordeal. In a trial by fire, the accused person … Continue reading The Beginnings of Jury Trials: Origin and History
The foundation of the Child Welfare Laws was introduced into our society to protect those individuals who are vulnerable and unable to protect themselves. The concept was good, and would enable the government to protect children who were being neglected by those who were responsible to provide for and protect these children, but these laws … Continue reading Child Welfare Laws: Too Much of a Good Thing?
The entire state court systems, as well as federal court system, have at least two types of courts, trial courts and appellate courts, each state is also free to structure its judiciary in any manner. That is why there are significant differences found in different court systems. Trial courts are what most people think of … Continue reading The Structure of our Court System: Trial – Appellate – Judicial – Supreme
Sooner or later, the question will begin to arise, of should I write my will? While it’s never really too early to write it down, there comes a time when you really should be giving the issue some real attention. There are many reasons not to leave a will, and it can be considerably time … Continue reading The Benefits of Leaving a Will
There are many ways to classify laws, but to narrow things down the law is divided into two broad categories — criminal law and civil law. To make it easy, civil law is all law other than criminal law, such as property law, which governs transfer and ownership of property, and contract law, which is … Continue reading Classification of Law – Criminal and Civil