4. classification of law

law can be common law

judge made law from England
early on, judges decided disputes which became precedents, which we brought here

law can be civil law

deals with the rights and duties that exist between persons and between persons and their government

law can be criminal law

deals with wrongs committed against society

law can be substantive law

law that defines, describes, regulates, and creates legal rights and duties

law can be procedural law

laws that establish the methods of enforcing the substantive laws

p. sues. d.
burden of proof on p.
prove by more than 50%

civil law

state v. d.
burden of proof on state.
prove beyond a reasonable doubt (higher burden)

criminal law

ex. substantive law

traffic laws

ex. procedural law

trial rules, back of a ticket