Law is the set of rules that governs how citizens in a particular society should behave. Generally, people who break the laws face punishment such as fines or jail time.
Definition of Law:
The term “law” is used to refer to any rule or set of rules that a government makes and that must be followed by everyone in the country. This includes rules about what is moral and what is not, but also any other laws that may be relevant to the situation.
Examples of law include criminal law, which imposes penalties on those who break the law; civil law, which deals with legal disputes between individuals; and regulatory law, which regulates how businesses operate. For example, antitrust law controls the activities of companies that distort market prices or prevent competition.
A court is a government official who has authority to decide lawsuits. Judges are the highest court officials, and they can hear cases in both state and federal courts.
Complaint – A written statement by the plaintiff that he or she feels a defendant has committed a wrong. This statement can be presented during a trial or before a grand jury.
Continuance – A decision by a judge to delay the trial until a later date.
Charge – The law that the police believe the defendant has broken.
Crimes – Offenses that are against the law, such as murder or assault.